Where’s the Nearest Airport? New Diagram Shows—for Every Place on Earth

"Each region is closer to a particular airport than any other," explains the creator of what's called a spherical Voronoi diagram. The diagram illustrates just how far that airport is.
April 13, 2014, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Max Ehrenfreund shares news of a map by Jason Davies that uses a Voronoi diagram to illustrate the “airport that is nearest to every point on the surface of the earth.”

Davies chose to represent large airports with scheduled services, expanding on an earlier, similar diagram for airports of all sizes just in the United States.

In case you’re wondering what the world’s most remote airport is, or where the world’s most remote location relative to any airport is, Davies’s own website directs you to the spot. In the case of the latter, it's in in Antarctica—5,147km from the nearest three airports

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Published on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in The Washington Post - Wonkblog
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