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Mobility Data by Esteban Zimányi, Stefano Spaccapietra, Chiara Renso

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Air Traffic Analysis

Christophe Hurter, Gennady Andrienko, Natalia Andrienko, Ralf Hartmut Güting, and Mahmoud Sakr

12.1 Introduction

The goal of air traffic control (ATC) is to maximize both safety and capacity, so as to accept all flights without compromising the life of the passengers or creating delays. Because air traffic is expected to double by 2030, new visualizations and analysis tools have to be developed to maintain and further improve the safety level. To do so, air traffic practitioners analyze data from the ATC activity. These multidimensional data include aircraft trajectories (3D location plus time), flight routes (ordered sequences of spatio-temporal points that represent planned routes), and meteorological data. In this ...

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