Blog posts tagged flightdata

Past flight data at SFO and SFO Museum (2006 - 2018)

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Today we’re happy to announce the availability of historical flight data in and out of SFO for the years 2006 through 2018. That brings the total number of flights published to just under 4.9 million!

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on March 20, 2020 and tagged sfo, faa, flightdata, history, opendata, airplanes, airlines and airports.

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.

Harvey Milk Plane Has a Permalink – Updated flight data at SFO Museum

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If you had told me that a little over two weeks of data would have yielded almost 1,400 unique airplanes I would have been surprised. I am surprised.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on May 17, 2019 and tagged sfo, whosonfirst, opendata, airplanes, airlines and flightdata.

Capturing flight data at SFO and SFO Museum

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This is historical data compiled by harvesting flight data throughout the day, aggregating it overnight and finally publishing atomic records for every flight that graces our runways. That’s interesting enough on the face of it but what we think is even more exciting is that every record contains pointers back to things already in the SFO Museum collection. … With only a few exceptions all of the airlines and gates and airports that comprise any given flight, on any given day, all have a pre-existing relationship with the objects in our collection.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on January 18, 2019 and tagged sfo, whosonfirst, opendata, airplanes and flightdata.

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