I wonder if it is a practical idea to integrate air traffic data with all the other data we track in the GCS and the OSD. Data seems to be available. I don't see a complete solution in hand but some pieces are there., It looks like there is a growing standard for position reporting (ADS-B) and you can buy a receiver that will allow you to track air traffic in the area. This will only track aircraft that are equipped with ADS-B, but that is in growing numbers and is more prevalent in Europe. There is other data available too, from the FAA, that covers aircraft based on Radar and transponders (I think) for that data there is a 5 min delay that limits its usefulness.
Pictured above is a nifty item, reminds me of the 3DR radios!
This is an example of a receiver that can be connected to a laptop and display a map of local traffic. I'm sure it could easily be hacked and the data turned into waypoints.
There are several networks and software available to allow you to contribute data as well as receive data even if you do not have a receiver. This can work similar to how the findu.com network works for hams using APRS. To me, this seems to be a next logical step for hobbyists who are using altitudes higher than a few hundred feet.
I wonder if the drone community as a hold has an interest and see it as being practical as something that could increase safety, or is this a "dude" idea?
If you would like to learn more, here are a few links i found: