Royal Geographical Society looks to spice up flight experience with Hidden Journeys project
The Google Maps-based initiative plots plane journeys between destinations providing information on what is below focusing on people, places and environment.
The organisation joins MondoWindow and others in efforts to make flying more fun and has already mapped plane trips including Hong Kong to Bangkok, Mumbai to Delhi and Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg.
Until quite recently the flight experience had been neglected but now expect dramatic changes to in-flight entertainment thanks to developments in consumer devices and increasingly, the availability of in-flight web connectivity.
Hidden Journeys gives travellers three different perspectives on what’s below based on different altitudes.
The RGS is now working towards integrating the content with moving maps on planes.
Linda Fox is deputy editor for Tnooz. For the past six years she has worked as a freelance journalist across a range of B2B titles including Travolution, ABTA Magazine, Travelmole and the Business Travel Magazine.
In this time she has also undertaken corporate projects for a number of high profile travel technology, travel management and research companies.
Prior to her freelance career she covered hotels and technology news for Travel Trade Gazette for seven years. Linda joined TTG from Caterer & Hotelkeeper where she worked on the features desk for more than five years.