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FlightAirMap is a fork of Barrie Spotter with map, airspaces, METAR, PDO and ADS-B support.

Browse through the data based on a particular aircraft, airline or airport to search through the database. See extensive statistics such as most common aircraft type, airline, departure & arrival airport and busiest time of the day, or just explore flights.

Flights are displayed on a 2D map that can be from : OpenStreetMap, Mapbox, MapQuest, Yandex, Bing, Google,... Or a 3D map using OpenStreetMap or Bing.

It can be used with Dump1090 or any SBS source.

Can also be used with virtual airlines sources like FlightGear, whazzup.txt from IVAO, VATSIM, phpvms, Virtual Airlines Manager,...

It also support glidernet APRS source.

Satellites can be displayed on 3D map.

On december, you can track Santa's flight.

For vessels, AIS is a supported source, so ships can be displayed on both 2D and 3D map, statistics are generated,...

For trackers, APRS is a supported source, so cars, trucks, mobile phones,... can be displayed on both 2D and 3D map, statistics are generated,...

Official Website



A wiki is available here:

System Requirements

To install the web app, you need to have meet the following requirements:

  • PHP version 5.4 or greater (>= 5.5.1 recommanded)
  • MySQL version 5.6.1 or greater, MariaDB or PostgreSQL with PostGIS
  • An HTTP Server such as:
    • Apache 2.0+
    • Nginx (include install/flightairmap-nginx-conf.include in server part of the config)
    • Lighttpd

Required Extensions

The follwing is a list of PHP extensions that must be installed on your server in order for this web app to run properly:


Check for detailed installation instruction.

Web install/Update

git clone --recursive or get latest release

Use install/index.php

(You can always keep scripts/settings.php when you update)

Data Sources

ADS-B in SBS1 (BaseStation) format (real flights)

  • You can use dump1090 with a RTL dongle, Radarcape deltadb.txt or aircraftlist.json, or wazzup file, or /action.php/acars/data of phpvms...
  • run scripts/daemon-spotter.php

ACARS (only messages from real flights)

APRS (real flights)

  • You can use APRS server from glidernet like (or port 10152 without APRS filter)

IVAO (virtual flights)

VATSIM (virtual flights)

Virtual Airlines Manager (virtual flights)

  • You need to copy the file install/VAM/VAM-json.php in your VAM directory, and use it as source

AIS NMEA (real ships)


FlightAirMap is licensed under GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL) version 3. "The GNU Affero General Public License is a modified version of the ordinary GNU GPL version 3. It has one added requirement: if you run a modified program on a server and let other users communicate with it there, your server must also allow them to download the source code corresponding to the modified version running there."

Some work can be used under other licenses, check file CREDITS


When submitting a pull request for the first time, you will need to agree to the contributor license agreement (for individuals or entities). To do this, in the pull request please create a file with a name like /contributors/{github_username}.md, and in the content of that file indicate your agreement. An example of what that file should contain can be seen in example agreement file.

(This method of CLA "signing" is borrowed from Medium's open source project.)

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