The 'Map of the World in Runways' highlights the number of airport runways across the world. The highly dense areas, the United States in particular, speak to the number of people that travel in that area, as well as giving a general idea as to the wealth held in that vicinity.
Created by James Davenport, it is a fascinating perspective of the world that most people haven't seen before. "Despite any missing points, this stunning visualization still manages to showcase everything from dirt runways to major international airports in almost every country on earth," writes Departful's JP Bervoets. The most complete data comes from the United States, but the map has artfully put together a lot of data from all over the world to make a complete world view. The USA, Western Europe, parts of South America and the southern portion of Canada are starkly more airport runway-populated than the rest of the world, as can be seen clearly in the Map of the World in Runways.
The 'Map of the World in Runways' is a Fascinating Look at Airports
1. Airport Density Mapping - Use mapping techniques to visualize the density of airports in different regions of the world.
2. Transportation Infrastructure Analysis - Analyze infrastructure trends to identify new opportunities for transportation growth in underdeveloped regions.
3. Urbanization Mapping - Create maps to show the correlation between airport density and urbanization in different regions of the world.
1. Aviation - Develop new technologies to increase the efficiency of airport operations, such as improved runway navigation or automated baggage handling.
2. Urban Development - Leverage airport density mapping to inform city planning and identify new investment opportunities in urban development.
3. Tourism - Utilize transportation infrastructure analysis to identify new locations for tourism growth and development, based on the number of airports in underdeveloped regions.