Airports GIS

Step 1 – Funding the Survey

Your survey may be eligible for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant funds. To review AIP eligibility, contact your local FAA Airports District Office (ADO) or Airports Regional Office.

Step 2 – Hiring a Surveyor

Before hiring a surveyor to conduct your survey, consult these advisor circulars (ACs) and sample forms.

AC 150/5100-14

Architectural, Engineering, and Planning Consultant Services for Airport Grant Projects

Statement of Work (Templates)

SOW illustration for an Aeronautical Survey and Airport Airspace Analysis (Supports approach procedure development)

SOW illustration for a General Construction Project (Does not involve runway data)

SOW illustration for an eALP Project

Addendum to Statement of Work (Discusses other survey activities such as sub-surface utilities, Category II/III operations, more.)

Selection Process

Link to Qualifications for Program Manager, Team, Contractor

These are samples only and do not replace any state or local requirements, guidelines, or formats you may be required to follow.

Step 3 – Conducting the Survey

To ensure safety, all survey data collected by your contracted surveyor must meet the accuracy requirements in these ACs. They spell out how to collect and format data for National Geodetic Survey (NGS) to validate and approve.

AC 150/5300-16

General Guidance and Specifications for Aeronautical Surveys: Establishment of Geodetic Control and Submission to the National Geodetic Survey

AC 150/5300-17

Standards for Using Remote Sensing Technologies in Airport Surveys

AC 150/5300-18

General Guidance and Specifications for Aeronautical Surveys: Airport Survey Data Collection and Geographic Information System Standards

You submit the completed survey through the Airports GIS web site.