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Visualizing Flight Routes with Mathematica

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In aviation, a map of the planned flight route helps the pilot to increase situational awareness by giving a clear picture of where the flight path is going. This tutorial uses three of the tools for flight planning available on the web. Using the J/Link functionality in Mathematica 4.2, you can obtain the coordinates for a given airport from a web server and use them to get small maps of the airport environment from a second web server. Flight routes can be depicted by passing the airport identifiers of the routing to a third web server. The java.net.URL class allows you to retrieve several types of data from various URLs. In this example you will access the contents of a URL with some of Mathematica's J/Link commands.

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