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Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 91, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-1-91-2018
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Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 91, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-1-91-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  16 May 2018

16 May 2018

Mapping Air Population

Michael P. Peterson1, Paul Hunt1, and Konrad Weiß2 Michael P. Peterson et al.
  • 1Department of Geography/Geology, University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • 2University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Geoinformatik und Vermessung, Mainz, Germany

Keywords: Air Traffic, Air Population, ADS-B, Real-time Population, Air/Ground Population Ratio

Abstract. “Air population” refers to the total number of people flying above the earth at any point in time. The total number of passengers can then be estimated by multiplying the number of seats for each aircraft by the current seat occupancy rate. Using this method, the estimated air population is determined by state for the airspace over the United States. In the interactive, real-time mapping system, maps are provided to show total air population, the density of air population (air population / area of state), and the ratio of air population to ground population.

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