TAG: aviation

A new era begins with geospatially-based aviation

January 6, 2020By
The envisioned Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft. (Photo: PUCA)

At any given moment, more than 5,000 airplanes are flying over the United States. In a single year, nearly 778 million passengers will take to the skies — more than twice the population of the U.S., and the number increases each year. Aviation is the safest form of transportation. It is 100 times safer than driving. For every 100 traffic... read more

New mapping technology helps Santa deliver toys more efficiently

December 21, 2015By

This holiday season, Santa Claus is using innovative technology to become even more efficient. He will be using RippleNami, a cloud-based visualization platform, to efficiently and safely deliver presents. Our favorite jolly man is one busy fellow. Not only does he have to keep track of the naughty and nice kids all year long and make the appropriate number of... read more

FlightAware Partners with Esri on Flight Tracking and Status Data Mapping

August 17, 2015By

Esri and FlightAware have partnered to combine the power of a flight tracking and status company with the ArcGIS mapping platform. The partnership features the ability to view and analyze large amounts of accurate, live-aviation data in one powerful spatial system. FlightAware aggregates live flight tracking data from more than 50 government air traffic control authorities, satellite data link partners such... read more

CompassData Certified by FAA to Collect Data for Aviation Mapping

April 15, 2014By

CompassData, a worldwide provider of geospatial data and services, has received DO-200A certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for collection and processing of survey and ground control data used in the creation of Airport Mapping Database (AMDB) products. “DO-200A certification enables CompassData to provide Ground Control Points (GCPs) for generation of digital aeronautical products, such as Airport Moving Maps,... read more