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libhomeradar

easy collect aircraft information
~50,000,000 registered contacts
303894 unique aircraft records, 28.78% unresolved records
 ACARS DECODER Planespotting Network Kinetic Avionics AirNav Systems Airframes.org Atlas Tracking
libhomeradar - easy collect aircraft informations

libhomeradar is an easy to use library for all type of programming language which can use libraries. libhomeradar can connect to different sources to collect aircraft informations arround the world with extended informations, powerful filtering and structured data access.

libhomeradar is written in C and is available for Linux and Windows (2003, XP, NT, Vista).

Currently libhomeradar works with the Kinetic Avionics SBS-1 base station and the Airnav Systems Radarbox.


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libhomeradar online API

With our public available XML API everyone have access to our databases. If you need some informations about aircrafts, airports, airlines or flights, our API (can) help you.
All what you need is a simple HTTP GET or POST request to our public API and you'll get a short XML answer.

The API access is free for everyone. To use our API you will need a free API account.
Please contact our API support for your free API access.
Since September 2012 the daily API requests are limited to 24 requests/day for users which are not contributing their contacts to our database. You can increase this daily limit by sending your radar contacts to our public database. We provide all required software to do this.

Limits for data contributors are:

Contributed contacts/hour  API daily request limit 
no contribution  24 
< 10  150 
< 30  500 
< 50  750 
>= 50  unlimited 

You will find a detailed description of these limits in our API docu [135 KB] .


 

API requests with your smartphone

Now you can use the libhomeradar API also when on tour.
Enter the URL http://mobile.libhomeradar.org/api/ into your smartphones browser. You can use all main API request modes (except fleetlist, airline list and airport list)
For aircraft or contacts requests you will see (if available) a random selected picture from the aircraft.

Mobile access to our main database will follow soon.

Download API documentation

Please download our API documentation (PDF) to read all about the API functions and parameters.
You'll find all needed informations, examples and messages in the documentation.


Download API documentation [135 KB] (updated September 13th 2012)