What is that I’m flying over?
The Flyover Country® app will help you discover the world below!
Minneapolis - July 24, 2017
We’ve all looked down at Earth from the airplane window and said, “What’s that?! I wonder how it 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®. The free app lets users track their flight using GPS and discover the world below with geologic maps and points of interest.
The app analyzes a flight path and caches relevant data for users to browse during the flight, without using in-flight WiFi. By downloading only the data relevant to a particular flight path, file sizes remain reasonable, allowing for a robust experience without a live Internet connection. The app captures and integrates interactive geologic maps, several Earth Science databases, offline base maps, and the user’s current GPS-determined location, altitude, speed, and heading.
The Flyover Country® app helps users discover interesting facts about the ground below and assists in planning future adventures!
Look for the Aero1217 booth at the 2017 Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture show in OshKosh, WI, July 23-30. Aero1217 is a team of aviation enthusiasts with the mission to transform the aviation industry by accelerating innovation and by bringing great new ideas, like Flyover Country®, to market.
EAA AirVenture is a seven day dazzling display of aerobatics, informative programs and hands- on workshops, diverse aircraft spanning all eras of flight, and much, much more. Visit the Aero1217 booth (IC-14) in the Innovation Center to learn how to use the app, view demos, and discuss collaboration opportunities.
Download the free app now for both Android and iOS! [ home ]