With new technology coming out at blazing speeds, from iPads to electronic book readers and everything in between, it’s safe to say that we like our eye candy. This could be said even more so for travelers, who are rarely seen without their gadgets. Now there’s even more eye candy for travelers with new European mapping software that tracks flight delays, as developed by EuroControl.
According to Tnooz, EuroControl has developed a mapping program that highlights where flight delays exist in Europe, as well as tracks how long these delays are expected to last. Similar to a heat censored map, it highlights areas of Europe in different colors based on the length of delay. For example, areas of Europe that are colored in blue have flight delays of less than 15 minutes, while regions colored in red have the longest delays of at least 45 minutes.
Travelers may be familiar with EuroControl after ash from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano spewed into the atmosphere last spring. Tnooz reported how they effectively used social media to communicate live updates to travelers. This included using Twitter to communicate to travelers about the status of conditions and flights during the crisis that significantly halted air travel in Europe. Travelers can go to the homepage to see the map and find out other up-to-date information, such as weather and information about delays.
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