Aerodrome Mapping
Databases (AMDB)

Our AMDBs are high quality databases representing geographically referenced 3D digital models of the aerodrome with attribute characteristics of the required features.
AMDBs are produced using stringent aeronautical standards and support many on-board applications, which improve safe surface navigation, increased safety margins and operational efficiency.

AMDB Features

An AMDB database is organized into more than 40 layers. Those layers represent the following categories:

Runways

Runways, Runway Shoulders Thresholds, Runways Markings, Stopways

Taxiways

Taxiway Guidance Lines, Taxiway Shoulders, Taxiway Markings, Holdings

Aprons

Aprons, Parking Stand Areas, Stand Guidance Lines

Vertical Structures

Terminals, Hangars, Trees, Poles. Towers

Other

Service Roads, Aerodrome Signs, Water

ASRN

Aerodrome Surface Routing Network

Our AMDBs

Industry Standards

We support the following production standards suitable for aeronautical data development:

  • Annex 15 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (ICAO Annex15)
  • RTCA DO272/EUROCAE ED99
  • RTCA DO291/EUROCAE ED119

Accuracy

We create AMDBs in two accuracy standards:

  • AMDB Fine: below 1 meter of horizontal and below 0.5 meter of vertical accuracy (confidence level: 95%)
  • AMDB Medium: below 5 meters of horizontal and below 3 meters of vertical accuracy (confidence level: 90%)
  • Coordinate system: Horizontal – Geographic WGS84, Vertical – EGM96

Formats:

AMDB output formats are suitable for GIS databases.

  • AIXM (Aeronautical Information Exchange Model) – format developed by Eurocontrol and FAA to enable management and distribution of AIM (Aeronautical Information Management) data in digital format
  • AMXM (Aerodrome Mapping Exchange Model) – format dedicated for exchanging AMDB data in accordance with EUROCAE / RTCA requirements
  • ESRI Geodatabase/ ESRI Shapefile – well known GIS formats
  • KML/KMZ (Google Earth format suitable for data visualization)

Technology

An AMDB is derived using georeferenced imagery (satellite, aerial or drone).

  • Imagery are adjusted to the ground situation using highly accurate Ground Control Points
  • Digitisation of aerodrome objects using georeferenced imagery provides up-to date and accurate AMDBs
  • All required attribute information are derived based on official AIP documentation
  • Our AMDBs represent 3D geometry of aerodrome objects