Geotainment specialist FlightPath3D’s moving map now includes a new feature called ‘Flying Over Places’, with a retrofit available for existing 3-D map installations.
By adding the ‘Flying Over Places‘ feature, FlightPath3D’s moving map “significantly expands its feature set with the integration of over 50,000 points of interest (POI) that auto-play as the flight progresses,” said the company’s president, Duncan Jackson.
POI’s and their associated historical information can be viewed, enroute, from the virtual vantage point of the passenger window, the cockpit window or from a satellite viewpoint – all in native 4K resolution (meaning the content is not upscaled for larger seatback screens).
FlightPath3D’s moving map also enables passengers to take a city tour with attraction reviews, play trivia games, browse street maps or book an Uber.
“We want every airline to be able to inform their customer [regarding] what they can see out the window, with each point displaying its distance and direction,” Jackson explained.
The company’s moving map display, which has been installed on the fleets of over 70 airlines over the last seven years, comes wrapped in graphics that can be tailored to align with the airline’s corporate branding, logos, fonts and aircraft livery.
With the addition of Flying Over Places, FlightPath3D’s moving map also enables passengers to take a city tour with attraction reviews, play trivia games, browse street maps or book an Uber — all in a customizable format that integrates with the airline’s own content.
The user experience includes a 360° panoramic aerial tour of a city while providing a host of current flight parameters, including altitude, latitude, longitude, ground speed, true airspeed, heading, wind direction, direction to destination, outside air temperature and more.
FlightPath3D CEO Boris Veksler said that “this, and our many other map features, help provide an innovative and consistent passenger experience across multiple aircraft types and IFE systems. So you can continue to elevate your brand and differentiate your in-flight service.”
The moving map works on “any device and any platform,” and runs on Android and iOS apps; on Linux; via apps that can be streamed as a web service or API; and also through widgets that can be embedded in other applications.
“We have the largest team of map specialists and geospatial engineers in the industry, building software selected by all the leading IFE vendors,” Veksler said. “We’ll continue to lead, innovate and elevate the passenger experience.”