A readable stream that tracks nearby aircrafts
This is a readable stream in
objectMode that will provide flight information near your area matching certain conditions. By default it looks for A380s near Heathrow airport.
The library exposes only a readable stream that you may use however you like. The helper file irc.js uses it to pipe the information to an IRC channel via irc-stream.
Here is a simple way to just dump all matching planes spotted to console:
var config =location:latitude: 51.5083818longitude: -0.5596166maxDistance: 5*1000;var PlaneStream = require'plane-stream';configon'data'console.log"%j" plane;;
config object, the only thing you need to set is your location. But additionally you can set:
aircraftif want to filter by a single aircraft using ICAO codes
maxDistancethe size of the bounding box to search for planes in meters
maxAltitudeof a plane in feet
clockShiftif you would not want to use relative north for direction output
throttleIntervalin seconds if you feel you get too many updates
MIT-Licensed. See LICENSE file for details.