Ever wonder what you are flying over? Flyover CountryTM has an APP that can let you know. Working with Aero1217, a new aviation innovation company, Flyover Country™ comes to EAA’s AirVenure 2017
Track your flight with GPS and discover geological points of interest below you.
Minneapolis, MN July 22nd 2017- Ever look down at Earth from an airplane and say, “That’s really cool, I wonder how that happened?” Well, now you can find out.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, researchers in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Earth Sciences have developed an offline mobile app, called Flyover Country, for geoscience outreach and data discovery. The free app lets you track your flight with GPS and discover the world below with geological maps and points of interest.
The app analyzes a given flight path and caches relevant map data and points of interest, and displays data during the flight, without in-flight WiFi. By downloading only the data relevant to a particular flight path, cache sizes remain reasonable, allowing for a robust experience without an Internet connection.
Flyover Country captures and integrates geologic maps, fossil localities, core samples, base maps, articles and data from a wide variety of sources such as:
Macrostrat.org, Neotomadb.org and Paleobiodb.org; captures core samples from the oceans and continents from OpenCoreData.org and articles from Wikipedia. The app combines these resources with the user’s current GPS determined location, altitude, speed, and heading to create a unique, customized experience that can be viewed immediately or saved for future study and for planning future travel experiences.
The Flyover Country app can help you discover interesting facts about the country you're flying over.... and assist you in planning future interesting adventures!
We are coming to the EAA AirVenture Meeting in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Visit us at the Aero 1217 booth (IC-14) in the Innovation Center to find out how to use the app, view demos, and discuss collaboration opportunities.
Download the free app now! At Apple iTunes or Google Play-search flyover country
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