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It may look like fireworks or a piece of fractal art, but this image is in fact a digital visualization of flight paths over Europe. Mapped by Michael Markieta, a transport planner with global engineering consultancy Arup (arup.com), it provides a striking snapshot of movements to and from aviation hubs—the brighter, the busier—and a reminder of how connected our world has become. Markieta collected data for more than 58,000 global flight paths from open-source project Openflights.org to create this and a series of other maps that reveal flight patterns over the rest of the globe. It’s a mesmerizing look at the way we travel.
GUIDING LIGHT An Arup visualization of flight paths over Europe.