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Help topics:

  1. Flights table
  2. Adding a new flight
  3. Importing multiple flights from file
  4. Interactive flight map
  5. 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
  • Departure airport - city, country and airport name
  • Destination airport - city, country and airport name
  • Airline - airline name
  • Flight duration - flight duration in 24h format
  • Distance - distance in a straight line in kilometers
  • 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 details:

  • Departure aiport code - IATA code of departure airport
  • Arrival airport code - IATA code of arrival airport
  • Arrival date - date of arrival by local time at arrival airport
  • Departure time - time of departure using 24h format
  • Arrival timeu - time of arrival using 24h format
  • Flight code - flight code specific to airline
  • Aircraft - name/type of aircraft
  • Comment - additional comment

1.2 Sorting

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 again.

1.3 Navigation

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
go to the previous page
go to the next page
go to 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 icon in 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

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 flights
Example: Flight from Chicago to London with transfer in New York should be recorded as 2 flights: "Chicago -> New York" and "New York -> London"

Mandatory fields:

  • 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 it.
  • 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 24h format

Optional fields:

  • 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 aircrafts.
  • 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

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' form.

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

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.

4.1 Routes

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 route.

4.2 Airports

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

Public profile - 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

Public profile - 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 "Personal stats".

5.3 My TOPs

Public profile - 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. Public profile - all panels collapsed

Topics:

  1. Sig Up
  2. Sign Up with with Facebook
  3. Edit profile
  4. Log In
  5. Log In with Facebook
  6. 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.

Fields description:

  • 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.

Topics:

  1. General statistics
  2. Personal 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.

1.1 Flights

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.

1.2 Routes

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.

1.3 Airlines

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.

1.4 Lotniska

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.

1.5 Aircrafts

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.

Topics:

  1. Airport search
  2. Calculating distance
  3. 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

Calculate distance between two airports

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 Search for airport code icon 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

Airport details on example of London Gatwick

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.

Airport details:

  • 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