- Flights table
- Adding a new flight
- Importing multiple flights from file
- Interactive flight map
- Public profile
1. Flights table
Flights table availabe at Browse
flights displays all flights recorded by a logged user. In
presentents follwoing information:
- Flight date - departure date by local time at
- Departure airport - city, country and airport
- Destination airport - city, country and airport
- Airline - airline name
- Flight duration - flight duration in 24h format
- Distance - distance in a straight line in
- Added on - date of flight addition
1.1 Flight details
To see detailes of a specific flight move your mouse coursor over
a table row presenting given flight and click it. It will cause the
table tow to expand showing further flight details. Additional
- Departure aiport code - IATA code of departure
- Arrival airport code - IATA code of arrival
- Arrival date - date of arrival by local time
at arrival airport
- Departure time - time of departure using 24h
- Arrival timeu - time of arrival using 24h
- Flight code - flight code specific to airline
- Aircraft - name/type of aircraft
- Comment - additional comment
The flight tbale can be sorted by each of the columns described
above, both ascending and descending. To sort your flights by
chosen column simply click on its header. The column header
background color will change and an arrow will appear indicating
current sorting order. To change sorting order click that header
By default your flights table presents 10 flights per page. You can
browse all following pages using small navigation buttons located
directly below the table:
go to the first page
to the previous page
go to the next page
the last page
In addition, the table navigation panel allows you to change the
number of flights presented per page. You can select one of
predefined values (10, 20 or 50).
It also contains a page number field, where you can provide the
number of the table page you would like to see.
1.4 Deleting flights
To delete a fligth from your flights list simply cliks the delete
the table row representing given flight. The icon is displayed in
'Actions' column. The same action can also be invoked using the
'Delete flight' button in detailed flight view. Deleting a flight
always requires answering a confirmation question, that pops up
after you invoke that action.
1.5 Editing flights
To edit details of a specified flight click the edit icon in the table row
representing given flight. The icon is displayed in 'Actions'
column. The same action can also be invoked using the 'Edit flight'
button in detailed flight view.
When choosing to edit a flight you will be redirected to a screen
identical to form for adding new fligths. All form details will be
populated automatically with the ones of the specifed flight. To
save your changes click 'Save flight' button.
2. Adding a new flight
To record a new flight you have to log in and navigate to page Add a flight. On that page
fill the form and click the "Save flight" button.
Note: Flights with transfers should be recorded as 2 separate
Example: Flight from Chicago to London with transfer
in New York should be recorded as 2 flights: "Chicago -> New York"
and "New York -> London"
- Departure airport code - IATA code of the
departure airport. Use search or autocomplete functionality if you
don't know it.
- Arrival airport code - IATA code of the arrival
airport. Use search or autocomplete functionality if you don't know
- Departure date - departure time by local time
specific to departure airport
- Arrival date - arrival time by local time
specific to arrival airport
- Departure time - time of departure by local time
in 24h format
- Arrival time - time of arrival by local time in
- Airline - airline name. It can be provided using
keyboard (with autocomplete), or you can choose one of 3 commonly
used or select from the list of most popular airlines.
- Aircraft - aircraft name/type. It can be
provided using keyboard (with autocomplete), or you can choose one
of 3 commonly used or select from the list of most popular
- Flight code - flight code specific to airline.
Airline prefix is automatically set when providing an airline.
- Seat - Seat number in the airplane
- Comment - additional comment
3. Importing multiple flights from file
You can import to MySkyMap.com up to 20 flights at one time. To do
that navigate to Add a flight
page and then select tab "Load flights from file". That tab contains
a form for uploading files with your flights.
The flights to beimported need to be defined in a Microsoft Excel
2003 spreadsheet. Next to the upload form there is a hyperlink
allowing to download a spreadsheet template in an appropriate format.
After you download the spreadsheet fill it with your fligths
following the instruction located in that file. The spreadsheet
consists of the exact same fields as available on the 'Add a flight'
The filled spreadsheet needs to be imported into our system using the
available form. It will be then processed and the results table will
appear. That table contains processing results for each flight
specified in the spreadsheet. The table includes both success and
error message that may have occured during processing.
4. Interactive flight map
Our portal offers automatic generation of an interactive map of your
fligths. The map is available for logged users at Flight map page.
The flight map presents all routes recorded by a user in our
system. Each route is presented using a color and line thickness
appropriate to the amount of flights on that route. Colors are
described in the legend located on the right side of the map.
All the routes are interactive - you can click a chosen route to see
its basic details: name, lenght and your flight count for that
The map presents alos all the aiports that you have visited. Each
airport is marked by an icon in a color appropriate to the amount of
your flights from/to that airport. Icon colors for airports are
described in the legend located on the right side of the map.
All the airport icons are interactive as well - you can click them
to see more airport details: name, IATA code and amount of your
flights to & from that airport
5. Public profile
A large part of the functionality offered by our portal is
available for logged users only. If you would like to share your
flights history with your friends you can give them a link to your
Public Profile. Public Profile is a page with your flight map and
basic statistics, that is availaible publicly.
To find out the url to your public profile log in and navigate to
"Flight Map" or "Personal Stats". The hyperlink to your Public
Profile is displayed at the bottom of the page.
For example, the public pofile of the "Demo" user is available at: http://www.myskymap.com/user/demo/flights
Your public profile page consists of 3 main panels described below:
5.1 My Flight Map
It is the same interactive flight map, that you can access after
logging in to our portal. It presents your routes and visited
airports. They are presented using colored icons, depending on
amount of flights.
5.2 Flights by time
Charts presenting your flights by years and avarage number of
flights per year, calculated basing on avalaiable flights. This
chart is more detailed version of the one available on page
5.3 My TOPs
Charts presenting your most popular routes, airports and airlines
In addition, each panel can be easily collapsed/expanded, so you can
limit the amount of information you see on your screen.
- Sig Up
- Sign Up with with Facebook
- Edit profile
- Log In
- Log In with Facebook
- Forgot your password?
1. Sign Up
In order to create a new account navigate to Sign Up page and fill the form.
All form fields are required.
- Username - your unique username used to identify
users in system
- Password - password for your account
- Confirm password - repeat your password. It has
to be the same as password field.
- Email - correct email address. It will be used
to contact you by our team in case we need to tell you something
e.g. reset your password.
- Country - your home country. This will be used
by some system functions.
After you fill the form click the 'Crate account' button. If the form
does not contain any error the account will be created and you will
be automatically logged in and redirected to homepage. If you provide
invalid values you will see the validation messages and the account
will not be created until you fix all the issues.
2. Sign Up with Facebook
If you own a facebook account you can sign up for MySkyMap.com with
2 clicks. After you navigate to the signup page you will see a
Facebook button on the right side of the sign up form. After you
click it you will be asked to allow access to your faceboook account
by our website. After you confirm your account will be automatically
created using your facebook details (email etc.)
3. Editing profile
To change your profile details log in and navigate to Profile page.
The screen is split into 2 sections:
- The first section allows you changing username, email address and country
- The second section allows changing your password.
After you confirm your changes you will need to use your updaed details when logging in.
Note: This page only works for account created without using facebook.
4. Log in
In order to log in to our system you need to own a free MySkyMap.com account. If you don't have your account yet, please sign up first using one of the methods described above.
If you already have an account, navigate to Log In page i add provide your credentails i.e. username and password that you used during sign up process.
If credentials are ok you will be redirected to MySkyMap.com homepage.
5. Log In with Facebook
If you own a facebook account you can log in to MySkyMap.com with a single click. To do that click the "Connect with Facebook" button on the login screen, located on the right side of the login form.
If you haven't signed up before, you will be asked to allow MySkyMap.com to access your facebook details and then your account will be created and you will be able to use full functionality of our service.
6. Forgot your password?
If you happen to forget the password to your account you can generate a new one.
To do that, navigate to Password generation page and
provide the login to your account. A new password will be generated
and send to the email address specified during the sign up. Since
that moment your old password will not be valid anymore. After the
password generation process completed use the new password received
via email to log in.
You can change the generated password on the Profile page.
- General statistics
1. General statistics
The General statistics page
presents extensive statistics generated using flights recorded in our
system. Stats are divided into categories: flights, routes, airlines,
aircrafts & airlines. Stats for each category are presented after
selecting an appropriate tab.
It is the main stats category presenting general statistics.
Except statistics it also contains a chart presenting the number of flights by month. The year can be easily selected from a drop down list above the chart.
This category presents 10 most popular routes. The popularity of a route depends on the number of flights on that route recorded in our system.
Routes are presented on a pie chart for clearer view.
This category presents 10 most popular airlines. The popularity of an airlines depends on the number of flights recorded in our system agiasnt it.
Airlines are presented on a pie chart for clearer view.
This category presents 10 most popular airports. The popularity of an airport depends on the number of flights from/to it recorded in our system.
Airports are presented on a pie chart for clearer view.
This category presents 10 most popular aircrafts. The popularity of an aircraft depends on the number of flights using it recorded in our system.
Aircrafts are presented on a pie chart for clearer view.
2. Personal statistics
Personal statistics page contains the exact same stats and charts as the 'General statistics' page, with the difference being that they are generated basing only on flights recorded by the logged user.
- Airport search
- Calculating distance
- Airport details
1. Airport search
The Airport search page allows searching for aiports by different criteria. In our database we have over 10000 airports defined.
1.1 Searching by term
It is the basic search mode. Type in a term in the
search field and click the "Search" button. The specified term can
be a name (full other partial) of an airport, country or city that
the desired airport is located in.
The search results will be displayed in the resutls table. All elements of the name/location that match the specified term will be highlighted in yellow.
In addtion there will be a hyperlink displayed next to each found airport pointing to the page presenting more airport details (see Airport details section).
The results table can be sorted by any column.
1.2 Browsing by code
Except the regular searching you can browse airports by their IATA codes.
To do that select the "Browse by codes" tab. All aiports are ordered alphabetically by IATA code. To see the lsit of code starting wiht a given letter click that letter hyperlink e.g. click 'A' to see all airports with IATA code starting with A.
The results table can be sorted by each any column.
1.3 Browsing by country
Aiports can be also browsed by country they are located in.
To do tha select the "Browse by Country" tab. Next select the
first letter of country name e.g. "G" for "Germany". Then you will
see the lsit of all countries with names starting with the chosen
letter. Select the country and you will see all airports located in
it. Airports are ordered alphabetically by their IATA codes.
The results table can be sorted by each any column.
2. Calculating distance
The Calculate distance
page allows calculating distance in a straight line between 2
airports. To do that you need to provide IATA codes for those 2
airports. You can also find the code by clicking the search icon.
After you provide valid IATA codes and click the 'Calculate distance'
button the specified route will be displayed on the map with icons
presenting the location of specified airports. The page will also
displayed the calculated distance in kilometers and miles.
3. Airport details
Each of the aiports available in our database has its own page
presenting deetailed info about it. These pages are not directly
available from the main website menu. Instead, you need to find
the airport you are looking for first and then click the
'details' hyperlink displayed next to the airport found.
- Name - official airport name
- Country - country the airport is located in
- City - closest large city
- IATA code
a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used.
In our system we use IATA codes as primary airport identifiers while recording your flights. Read more on Wikipedia pages>.
- ICAO code
four-character alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. These codes are defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization, and published in ICAO Document 7910: Location Indicators.
In our system we don't use ICAO codes, just present them for each airport. More about ICAO code on Wikipedia pages>.
- Latitude - latitude of the airport location
- Longitude - longitude of the airport location
- Altitude - altitude in meters above sea level
- Timezone - timezone of the airport presented as the hourly difference from GMT 0 e.g. GMT +1