Tag Archives: OurAirports

Calls for violence

At OurAirports, an anonymous visitor has left the same comment for six different Vietnamese airports (including an air force base), encouraging a Libyan-style uprising in Vietnam (the comments should be gone by the time you read this, for reasons that … Continue reading

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Calling all geo-geeks!

Seasons greetings, fellow geo-geeks! Here’s my problem. Right now, I have organized OurAirports like this: world : continent * continent : country * country : region * region : airport * It’s the kind of neat data structure that people … Continue reading

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OurAirports member map

I’ve added a map of members to OurAirports: http://www.ourairports.com/members/ You can see where members live, and if there are any at airports near you (or near where you plan to travel to). Zoom in to see more members (there are … Continue reading

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40,000 airports

Yes, Virginia, there are more than 40,000 airports in the world! Thanks to our contributors, OurAirports now lists more than 40,000 airports, heliports, and seaplane bases around the world. That’s a milestone I’ve been watching for ever since I set … Continue reading

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(Unofficial) Canadian NOTAMs via RSS

I have added an experimental, alpha-quality feature to OurAirports: local Canadian Airport NOTAMs via RSS (scraped from the Nav Canada web site). If anyone is interested in trying this out, you need to visit a Canadian airport’s page on the … Continue reading

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OurAirports can geocode (!!)

Today I overhauled the search system in OurAirports to use Google’s free geocoding service. Geocoding takes an address like “Algonquin Park” or “1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC” and converts it to a latitude and longitude — it doesn’t sound like … Continue reading

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500 members

A special welcome to usndario, the 500th member to join OurAirports.

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CANPASS airport map

At my OurAirports account, I’ve added the tag canpass for all of the Canadian CANPASS-only airports. You can use my more general tag customs to see all airports I’ve tagged with customs services (canpass, airport-of-entry, and landing-rights). Zoom in to … Continue reading

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OK, the name in the title sucks, but the good news is that OurAirports is now open to community contributions: any member can add a new airport or edit information about an existing one. How to contribute When you’re logged … Continue reading

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Finding a customs airport

I’ve expanded my original OurAirports tagging to include all airports of entry and U.S. landing rights airports that I can find under Canadian or U.S. control. You can now use my tag “customs” to find either, for trip planning purposes. … Continue reading

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