The national app competition #apps4norge was introduced today. This is a completion were app developer shall create application by using open data in a socially useful way. There were loads of information presented and not all were documented perfectly, but one of the most fun data was the Avinor air traffic data that is publically available through XML requests. I consider to create an app for this competition where this data shall be used.
Avior traffic data: http://www.avinor.no/avinor/trafikk/50_Flydata
The first 3 XML reuqest should not be requested more than every 24 hours:
- http://flydata.avinor.no/flightStatuses.asp: Arrieved, Departed, Cancelled, New time, New info
- http://flydata.avinor.no/airportNames.asp: IATA-kodes (Wikipedia: IATA) for air ports
- http://flydata.avinor.no/airlineNames.asp: IATA-kode (Wikipedia: IATA) for airplaine Companies
The main air traffic XML request should be updated every 3 minutes to maintain proper data: