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The Top 3 Most Underrated Eurosummer Destinations in 2024
by Morgan Berard on 4/24/2024  in  Travel Guides

The days are getting longer, bulky coats are being put into storage, and the effervescent tunes of Abba seem to be drifting in from the distance - this can only mean one thing. Eurosummer is quickly approaching! Get ready for the ultimate summer adventure full of salty beach spray, tan lines, and more Aperol spritz than should be legally allowed. But we're not alone in our excitement - with all of the beauty of Eurosummer comes all of the madding crowds. If you've ever seen an Instagram Vs. Reality video of Santorini, you know what we mean.

Post-Pandemic, tourism to Europe's hot spots have skyrocketed - resulting in sweaty droves of humans waiting in endless lines for overpriced tickets to places that you can't enjoy without being whacked with a selfie-stick. But even so, the draw of Eurosummer is too strong to deny - and that's why we have some options that are slightly outside of the beaten path. The crowds are thinner (or non-existent), the prices are more fair, and you can enjoy what Eurosummer must have felt like back before this unsustainable tourism boom. And the best part is that all of these destinations are just as, if not more, beautiful and enchanting as the ultra popular and done to death ones!

Let's dive in - here are the top 3 underrated Eurosummer destinations!


1.) Malta


Malta is a hidden jewel in the heart of the Mediterranean. Tucked away between Italy and North Africa, its three main islands boast an abundance of stunning coastlines, rich historical sites, and vibrant weekly festivals that liven up the entire summer.

New Easy Way to Create Static Flight Images
by FlightMapper Team on 2/18/24  in  Product Updates

Static Flight Map Images

We are happy to announce the release of a new tool to create static images of flight maps.

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Without needing to create an account on, you can easily input routes to create a static image of a flight map.

Choose your theme or desired zoom level and then download or copy the image to the clipboard. As easy as 1, 2, 3!

We hope you enjoy this new feature and like always, please reach out to us at with any questions or issues, or join our community.

How to Make Animated Flight Map Videos
by FlightMapper Team on 2/08/24  in  How to

Animated Flight Video Maps

Whether you’re a pilot, frequent flyer, or a business traveler, animated flight map videos are a great and fun way to share your travels with your friends and family on social media.

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You’ve probably come across fun animated flight maps of people hopping around the globe before on TikTok or Instagram, but how are those videos made?

There are a few existing sites and apps that make static flight map images (eg: GreatCircleMapper). These sites are great, however they fall short when it comes to providing functionality to create animated flight video maps.

Create Animated Flight Maps is a community where flyers can create and share maps of their travels. allows you to export animated videos of your flights.

You can design your map with multiple different themes: light mode, dark mode, blue mode, and satellite mode.

dark mode also enables exporting your flight map videos at different ratios:

  • 9:16 vertical (best for TikTok, Instagram Reels)
  • 1:1 square
  • 4:5 (best for Instagram posts)
  • 16:9 horizontal

How to Create an Animated Flight Map Video on

Step 1: Head to

In your web browser, navigate to and create an account. You can link your Google account for easy login.

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Step 2: Create a New Flight Map Video

After creating an account, you will have the option to create either a standard flight map or a video flight map.

A standard map is an interactive shareable web map. For this tutorial, we want to create a video map, so choose Video map.

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ICAO Airports are Now Supported
by FlightMapper Team on 1/24/24  in  Product Updates

ICAO Airports Data

We're happy to announce a major update to, your go-to tool for creating seamless flight maps. In response to user feedback and the ever-evolving needs of private pilots, we have expanded our capabilities to now include support for ICAO airports. All ICAO airports in the United States are now supported.

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Private pilots can now experience a more comprehensive and personalized mapping experience with the inclusion of ICAO airports in []{ This enhancement means that you can plan your flights more accurately, incorporating a wider range of airports from around the globe. Whether you're a seasoned aviator or just starting your aviation journey, is here to elevate your flight planning.

To request any additional airports, please reach out to us at

Wings of Memories - The Joy of Keeping a Digital Flight Log with
by FlightMapper Team on 11/10/23  in  General

Digital Flight Log Mapping

In a world that's more connected than ever before, our lives are often marked by the destinations we explore, the people we meet, and the experiences we gather along the way. One of the most exciting and rewarding ways to document this journey is by keeping a digital log of your flights. Whether jet-setting for business or embarking on a personal adventure, is the perfect companion to turn your flights into a visual diary, and here's why it's so much fun.

Track Your Global Footprint allows you to visualize your global footprint with a bird's-eye view of all the places you've been. As you add each flight to your digital log, you'll watch your personal map expand, offering a tangible representation of your worldly adventures. It's not just about the destinations; it's about connecting the dots and seeing the unique pattern that unfolds across the map.

Relive the Journey

Every flight has its own story, and provides a canvas to narrate those tales. Attach notes, memories, and even photos to each entry, transforming your digital log into a rich tapestry of experiences. Reliving the journey becomes an immersive experience as you flip through the pages of your digital flight diary, stirring up nostalgia and fond recollections.

Celebrate Milestones

Every frequent traveler has their milestones—be it reaching a certain number of countries visited, accumulating a specific number of air miles, or simply conquering a fear of flying. turns these achievements into celebrations. The visual representation of your accomplishments is not only a testament to your adventurous spirit but also a source of motivation for future journeys.

Business Meets Pleasure

For those who travel for business, seamlessly blends the professional with the personal. Capture the essence of your work-related journeys while cherishing the moments when your professional path intersects with leisure. It's a holistic approach to recording your life's journey—one that acknowledges the diversity of experiences that shape who you are.

Connect with Fellow Explorers is more than just a personal diary; it's a community of fellow explorers sharing their adventures. Connect with like-minded individuals, discover new destinations, and gain insights into different travel styles. The platform fosters a sense of camaraderie among those who understand the thrill of taking to the skies.

In a world where memories are often fleeting, serves as a virtual flight log and mapping tool, preserving your journeys and experiences for a lifetime. Whether you're a seasoned globetrotter or someone just starting their travel adventures, the joy of keeping a digital log transcends the destinations themselves. It's about capturing the essence of the journey—the excitement, the growth, and the stories that unfold with each takeoff and landing. So, spread your wings and let turn your flights into a vibrant, visual diary of a life well-traveled.

Introducing Globe Projections
by FlightMapper Team on 9/19/20  in  Product Updates

Flight Data Visualization

Previously, you were limited to viewing your flight data visualizations on a flat mercator projection of the earth. Today, we're happy to announce support for globe projections in!

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Flat mercator projection maps work for the majority of geo data visualization use cases, but when working with certain data sets (like flight paths!) at zoomed out levels, harnessing a more realistic projection of the earth's shape works best.

For example, the flight path arcs in the mercator version of technically do not show the shortest path between two points on the earth, but rather the shortest path on a mercator projected earth. This can be misleading at some times, as the path between the American west coast and Europe on a mercator map usually crosses over the continental United States on a straight line, when in reality the true shortest path crosses actually crosses near the north pole. On a spherical representation of the earth, these types of changes are visually prevalent.

Globe Projections

The globe projection is currently available for all four themes: light, dark, blue, and satellite mode.

To switch your map to the globe projection and take advantage of a 3D spherical earth, go to "Display Settings" in the Editor page.

We hope you enjoy this new feature and like always, please reach out to us at with any questions or issues.

Introducing Data Export Functionality for your Flight Data
by FlightMapper Team on 9/18/20  in  Product Updates

Flight Map Data Export and Download

Today, we're excited to launch a highly requested feature for our users: data export and download!

image of upload data has always been the go-to place to upload and store flight data, but today we are making it easier to work with your data in other tools. Once you have your flight data uploaded and enriched on the platform, you now have the option to download your data as a static map file.

You'll be able to take your flight data and use it in other 3rd party tools like Tableau, PowerBI, or Excel.

Initially, two types of data formats will be supported: CSV (comma separated value) and JSON (JavaScript object notation), but expect a few different formats in the future to become available.

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