Airports GIS Release 3.0 includes an “Airport-Centric” viewer that lets you manage airport data, airport projects and baseline data sets from one central location. Click Airport View at the top. Several tabs let you view FAA published airport data. The first tab is “Airport Information” pulled directly from the National Flight Data Center (NFDC) database, also known as the National Airspace System Resource (NASR). It gives you access to airport data in a very organized format.
The Airport View gives you handy access to an airport’s details. Click an arrowhead ► to expand a bar.
Displays latitude, longitude, elevation, time zone, a link to a Google Maps view, and more.
Click View in Google Maps for an interactive display.
Sample Google Maps view for Boston’s Logan International Airport
Spells out whether airport is a public or private facility, control tower and hours, landing fees, fuel, international operations, and more.
Weather Data Services
Covers Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS), Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS), frequencies, phone numbers, distances, and more.
If no weather services are available, (none) displays in the bar.
Explains each runway’s dimensions, surfaces, edge lights, weight limits, and more.
Gives the heliport identifier, length/width, surface, lighting, and remarks.
If no heliport is available, (none) displays in the bar.
Lists the airport owner and manager, with phone numbers.
Notes various things to watch for: birds, common mistakes, closures, prohibitions.
If no remarks are available, (none) displays in the bar.
Radio Aids to Navigation
Identifies runway ends, IDs, frequencies and channel, NAVAIDs, and more.
If no radio aids are available, (none) displays in the bar.
Specifies UNICOM, ATIS, radar, emergency, ground, and tower frequencies.
If no communications are available, (none) displays in the bar.
After managing one airport, you can quickly move to another airport by clicking the Choose Airport tab. (Or click Airport View again.)
Enter a new Airport ID to display its view.
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