Great Circle Mapper: fun and useful tool

Over the weekend, Million Mile Secrets (a great blog on miles and points travel) posted about Great Circle Mapper. I have used this tool for some time now, mainly to visualize the flights I have taken over the years.

Flights I have taken

Flights I have taken

MMS points out some useful travel planning features that I did not know about:

Using Great Circle Mapper, you can search:

- Distance between 2 or more airports
- Areas within a specified distance of an airport (great if you need a certain number of miles to earn elite status and are planning a mileage run!)
- Estimated flight time for a specified route
- Detailed airport information (airport codes, runway data, time zone, latitude and longitude)
- Pilot flight planning information (aviation weather, extended operations, and technical data)

The post goes on to provide instructions to use the tool. If you are planning a trip and need more detailed airport information or are just an aviation geek like me, check out Great Circle Mapper!

Posted on April 13, 2015 and filed under Online Travel Tools.