Airports GIS

Surveyor Introduction

You have been selected to join an elite group of survey professionals: those performing in the very specialized world of airport surveys. Gathering high-accuracy aeronautical information requires specific tasks and deliverables some of which may be all-new to a traditional land surveyor.

The documents and information on this web site ensure you have the right tools to complete your work in a timely and efficient manner. The FAA, in concert with the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Aeronautical Survey Program, developed these materials. If you need more clarification, or have suggestions on how to make the process easier, please let us know.

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

FAA Form Downloads

Download All as zip file, or as individual files below:

Survey and Quality Control Plan Templates & Checklist

  • Download sample template for Survey and Quality Control Plan (AC 150/5300-18)
  • Download sample template for Imagery Plan (AC 150/5300-17)
    • Download Imagery Plan Review Checklist
  • Download sample template for Geodetic Control Plan (AC 150/5300-16)

AC 150/5300-18B Chapter 5 Geographic Format Templates

Full Versions:

Instrument Procedure Development (IPD) Version: This version is to be used for all survey types involving instrument procedure change review or new procedure development.

  • IPD schema for the AutoDesk Format is within the full Autodesk Format version
  • IPD schema for Bentley (Microstation) Map Format is unavailable at present
  • Download IPD for ESRI File Geodatabase Format

Data Migration Tool (DMT) - No Longer Supported

  • Data Migration Tool for Autodesk Civil 3D 2008™ - No Longer Supported
  • Data Migration Tool for Autodesk Civil 3D 2009™ - No Longer Supported

Questions?

For additional information, fill out the Airports GIS Support Desk Request online or call 1-877-503-9663.