Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Map of the Week: Planefinder


Map of the Week: Planefinder.net

Why we like it: Planefinder uses all three Google Maps API platforms, web, Android, and iOS to enable beautiful visualizations of flight routes.


And recently they used the visual refresh to update their map to the latest look and feel.



They use our WeatherLayer to show clouds and weather forecasts, and offer a Styled Map background to make the planes stand out.


The mobile apps use the Google Maps Android API v2 and the Google Maps SDK for iOS.

They use Markers to update the location of the planes, and Polylines to show their routes.

This is a great use of all three platforms for the Google Maps API to show a compelling visualization of planes in flight.

Posted by Mano Marks, Maps Developer Relations Team