In support of NextGen, the FAA is moving to a Geospatial Information System (GIS). In FY 2007, we issued three Advisory Circulars to provide guidance for the collection and submission of aeronautical data and to identify the FAA's GIS data model for airport-related data. We will use the data to develop satellite-based approach procedures and to better utilize and manage the National Airspace System. The Office of Airports is working on an initiative to create the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) assembly tools from the GIS data. The proof-of-concept milestone was successfully completed in September 2009, and once final programming is complete on the deployable eALP module, beta testing will be conducted from Airports GIS data gathered from the 37 pilot program airports across the country. More information about Airports-GIS and the electronic ALP can be found on the FAA's Airports GIS website.

Airports GIS Guidance

Airports GIS Training

Video Training Series (AGIS VTS)

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