What does data look like? Well, when its three-dimensional aircraft position data, it looks a lot like art.

At the Infographics Group, we explore new technologies to analyze and visualize vast amounts of data. For our special feature FLIGHT PATTERNS in our new online magazine, new concepts, we dove into the data from ADS-B Exchange. After doing some clean-up work, we saw that we had good quality data for 37 airports that showed the mark that departures and arrivals make on a city’s sky.

The result doesn’t necessarily pay off in a thriller of a story, but it sure is pretty.

Play around at data.info.graphics/flight-patterns