Flight data at SFO and SFO Museum – 1.17 million flights later

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These data aren’t necessarily interesting in the moment. These data become interesting over time when there are a lot of them to corral in to unexpected patterns and the proverbial shape of the elephant. Their value comes from being able to look back and see things the then-present never imagined. The challenge when you want to look back at past data is often that no one thought it worthwhile to collect at the time or to give a safe and patient home where the future might find it in the…well, future.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on January 24, 2020 and tagged sfo, opendata, flightdata, whosonfirst, airplanes, airlines and airports.

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