posted on 2016-05-31
FLIGHT SPEEDS HEAT MAP. This optional layer shows a heat map of averaged real flight speeds, with unusually high speeds seen in a region close to New Zealand. I calculated this layer from the speed between each transmitted point of a large number of flight routes from real position and time broadcasts. I bucketed these speeds into a grid of 1x1 degrees and averaged them, then overlaid it as a heatmap on the AE map. The data indicates possible map distortions and shows a clear tracking boundary.