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Temporary wiki. Please read before changing: thanks! usAir created this wiki to hold the entire contents of the Airline Route Mapper data file. I've just edited it to remove that data, so should explain why: I appreciate usAir's initiative, but don't think the wiki in that form was a step forward.

1.) The data file is IMO too large to post in this location. Some (if not all) browsers load the entire wiki each time the thread is accessed. That had the effect of killing my browser for two to three minutes, then slowing my computer dramatically (and my setup, while not especially good, isn't the world's worst: DSL connection, latest Firefox version, 8GB RAM).

2.) The data initially posted were old ("from the last version of the airline route mapper", according to usAir's post on March 9 2015) and easily accessible (download Link: http://arm.64hosts.com/AirlineRouteMapper.zip), so nothing is lost by removing them from the wiki.

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Old Jan 30, 08, 1:57 pm   #61
  
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I also see routes for Whyalla Airlines which I think are wrongly ascribed to this airline - a search on the internet tells me that Whyalla was a tiny regional Australian airline that went out of business after being grounded following a crash. Nor do I think that these routes are valid.
Actually, I can't find any airline that flies all these routes, some of those listed for Whyalla do not have any direct flights.
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Old Feb 5, 08, 7:04 am   #62
  
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cockpitvisit,

Would you be interested in making that great app opensource ? It appears there are numerous people interested in such a software, some may have computing experience and could help you improve it, and make it available on other platforms (mac, linux...) !!! For example, I am currently working for a large european aircraft manufacturer on a database that would collect many information regarding airports, airlines, and routes. Your application covers an area where there is very little information available at world's scale...

Please tell me what you think,

Regards,

Guillaume
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Old Feb 5, 08, 12:37 pm   #63
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I too have the same problem viewing data on a route as I get white text on a pale box. View .. Find .. on an airport works well enough, I can clearly read the text.
Thanks, this is very useful information.

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I also see routes for Whyalla Airlines which I think are wrongly ascribed to this airline - a search on the internet tells me that Whyalla was a tiny regional Australian airline that went out of business after being grounded following a crash. Nor do I think that these routes are valid.
The airline names for some airline codes are incorrect. "WW" is bmibaby, incorrectly listed as Whyalla.
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Old Feb 5, 08, 5:45 pm   #64
  
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Very cool app, cockpitvisit!

Once upon a time, I built a Google Earth mapping file of all Delta destinations from their key hubs in the U.S. It doesn't show the lines of the routes, show competing airlines or codeshares on those routes, nor automatically calculate the distance point-to-point (though I guess I could have it calculate that). It is by no means a replacement for what you have produced. It has its own place in an arsenal of FF tools.

But I have not kept my Delta file up to date nor expanded it to any other hubs or airlines. Is your data in a shareable format, and would you be willing to share it? (or parts of it?)
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Old Feb 9, 08, 5:50 pm   #65
  
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Very cool app, cockpitvisit!

[...] Is your data in a shareable format, and would you be willing to share it? (or parts of it?)
I had a similar question: how do you gather the data? Is it tideous manual work, or do you have a more unified "source" that you are pulling from?

Just curious...
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Old Mar 29, 08, 8:42 pm   #66
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Update available!

You can get an update from the download page.

The application now has route maps for over 500 airlines. Existing route maps have been updated too and should reflect timetables for April.

Airline routes are now stored in a separate text file rather than being embedded in the program, in case anyone wants to use this information.
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Old Apr 2, 08, 7:58 pm   #67
  
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Wow, add my thanks to the pile! Glad I stumbled upon this just a few days after your update came out. Love it!
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Old Apr 2, 08, 8:07 pm   #68
  
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Does this work on mac?
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Old Apr 2, 08, 9:46 pm   #69
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It's a Windows app. It will work on a Mac running Windows, but not sure about MacOS.
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Old Apr 10, 08, 1:59 pm   #70
  
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You can get an update from the download page.

The application now has route maps for over 500 airlines. Existing route maps have been updated too and should reflect timetables for April.

Airline routes are now stored in a separate text file rather than being embedded in the program, in case anyone wants to use this information.

Which reminds me I have to start drawing the new route maps - by hand!
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Old Apr 10, 08, 2:34 pm   #71
  
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This is an excellent tool, I love it! It's great to be able to check out route maps sorted by airline, alliance, etc. for any location(s) of my choosing.

A quick FYI, while Allegiant is included in your map, I did notice that RFD (Chicago Rockford International Airport) is entirely absent. Just wanted to let you know!
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Old Apr 10, 08, 6:38 pm   #72
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A quick FYI, while Allegiant is included in your map, I did notice that RFD (Chicago Rockford International Airport) is entirely absent. Just wanted to let you know!
Thanks for noticing, the missing RFD airport is a data error and will be corrected in the next update.
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Old Apr 10, 08, 10:29 pm   #73
  
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Wow, nice application! It works perfectly fine on my MacBook Pro running Windows 2000 or XP on Parallels desktop.
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Old Apr 12, 08, 9:35 pm   #74
  
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I downloaded the application but i keep getting this message before it opens.

Error opening airports.dat
Error opening airlines.dat
Error opening alliances.dat

So I cannot access any of the routes. How do I fix this? Im running Windows XP and all....im just not a big techie so I am a bit confused as to fixing it.....and where can I get this 'emulator' to run the program.

thanks for any help....

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Old Apr 13, 08, 3:29 pm   #75
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I downloaded the application but i keep getting this message before it opens.

Error opening airports.dat
Error opening airlines.dat
Error opening alliances.dat
It looks like you are trying to run the application directly from the ZIP archive without unpacking it.

You should create a new folder and copy all files from the downloaded ZIP file there. After that, start the application from that folder.

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and where can I get this 'emulator' to run the program.
An emulator is only needed on computers not running Windows.
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