We’ve talked about a few real-time flight tracking apps for Google Earth before, and now we’ve got another one – and this one is pretty slick.
Using data from an ADS-B receiver (Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast) on one of the buildings at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Engineering (in Winterthur, Switzerland), Albert Steiner has put together a rather nice representation of the aircraft over parts of Switzerland and Central Europe.
Items in the display (including the information overlay in the sidebar) are updated every 10 seconds. The paths of the planes are colored to indicate height when viewed from above, and the planes themselves are nicely rendered 3D models, though all are labeled with the generic “Air Traffic in 3D” logo.
For more, you can download the KML to play with it, read more on the institute website, or check out Albert’s personal site.