FAA Airport Surveying – GIS Program

The Airports Surveying-GIS Program defines the FAA process for the collection and maintenance of airport and aeronautical data required to meet the demands of the Next Generation National Airspace System. Guided by the program advisory circulars, the airport sponsor/proponent becomes a key link in the airport and aeronautical information chain. Through a single internet based web application the airport can access its data along with the ability to submit changes as required. The changes are processed according to defined business rules ensuring that the required FAA office making the changes is notified. The goal will be to reduce the processing time for a change to airport data from “up to a year” to within a publication cycle or two.

The FAA is actively working to streamline the existing survey application and integrate other aeronautical applications into a single internet portal for submission and delivery of airport and related aeronautical data to the FAA. The Airports GIS currently supports open data standards, has enhanced workflow and tracking capabilities, automatic validation on all submitted data, and GIS viewer capability for airport data. The ultimate goals of integration are supporting multiple versions of the airport (preliminary, current, planned, and temporary) data and the ability to share data with other FAA systems such as the Intranet Obstruction Evaluation/Airport Airspace Analysis (iOEAAA) and Electronic National Airspace System Resources (eNASR).

The main objective of this work is the Data Collation, Manipulation, Uploading, and Endorsement to FAA’s GIS Website of Survey Information for AKIA.

The Airport Survey – GIS Program for the RMIPA was awarded to Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. ( Esri).  Esri, based in Redlands, California, USA, is the world leader in geographic information systems with over a million users.  Esri has 3,000 employees and 10 regional offices in the United States.


Product of GIS Survey conducted at AKIA

Product of GIS Survey conducted at AKIA

GIS Survey in action at AKIA.

GIS Survey in action at AKIA.


Location Amata Kabua International Airport, Majuro Atoll
Status Ongoing
Start Date March 2012
End/Estimated Completion Date Early 2014
Project Classification Planning/GIS

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Mission Statement

To contribute to the economic and social development of the Republic of the Marshall Islands by establishing, maintaining and managing efficient commercial airport and seaport facilities

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