In Brief

Help make a flight more interesting with detailed information about the land passing below

Not everyone’s interested in looking away from their inflight entertainment or forgoing a nap, but for those lucky enough to snag that precious window seat, there’s now an app that makes the view a lot more interesting. Flyover Country is an offline mobile app funded by the National Science Foundation that can pinpoint where in the world we are and what we see, using the phone’s current GPS location, altitude and speed. Working with cached maps offline, it analyzes a given flight path and shows relevant map data and points of interest, and displays this data without the need of inflight Wi-Fi.

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