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Challenge #124: Air Transport Network Analysis

14 - Magnetar
14 - Magnetar

For a bit of variation I chose only airports in the UK sized by betweenness with . You can see how dependent the Orkney and Shetland Island Islands on Kirkwall Airport


Airport connections within the UKAirport connections within the UK

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17 - Castor
17 - Castor

Like @ggruccio - a whole pile of trial and error - and finally came out with 275 airports.

Took me way too long to realise that there was no need to filter the "Node" input since that would just come out with degree of 0 if there were no connections!    You can see these on the chart as the circle of disconnected items around the edge!




Great challenge @JoeM and team - thank you for giving us one that forces learning of a new tool!





- First filter for Domestic and get rid of bad airport IDs by converting to integer (yes, I know this is lazy)
- do the first network analysis and filter for items with degree < 500 (leaves 5 airports)
- filter the routes to and from these 5
- re-run the network analysis on these airports  275 airports connected

18 - Pollux
18 - Pollux

Canada!  Not many airports for such a big country



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10 - Fireball

I really enjoyed this challenge! Just for fun, I added an extra bonus section that outputs a Tableau data source with a network analysis of my 3 local airports.

Tableau Public Link

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11 - Bolide


Here is the workflow that I came up with and the final result.
My workflowMy workflowMy end solutionMy end solution
8 - Asteroid

Here is my solution... for some reason... the render never works on my laptop...  


After having done my solution and figure out the inputs fields... I tried somebody else's solution and it does not render... any specific things to look into?

8 - Asteroid

My first exposure to the Network Analysis tool.. UK airports only

8 - Asteroid

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14 - Magnetar

Here's my solution, using Iceland to speed up the rendering time.


I found the sample workflow for the Network Analysis tool very helpful in understanding how my inputs needed to be configured.


Help > Sample Workflows > Predictive tool samples > Predictive Analysis > 25 Network Analysis Tool


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11 - Bolide

My solution 🙂