ArcGIS Aviation Charting Features

Efficiently generate ICAO-compliant chart products

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ArcGIS Aviation Charting supports  efficient aviation data management with integrated workflows to generate high-quality chart products that are compliant with the aviation standards set by authorities. Aviation Charting includes a data model optimized for data exchange via formats like AIXM, preconfigured chart templates, and tools to support automation and change detection.

Aeronautical database

Create an aeronautical database using the out-of-the-box schema that is modeled after the latest release of AIXM and is compliant with international aviation standards. This highly normalized database is engineered to support data exchange from a variety of formats and is optimized for high-quality aviation chart production. 

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Preconfigured templates

Accelerate implementation of a data-driven charting system by leveraging preconfigured chart templates that comply with ICAO Annex 4. Templates include project files, layouts, and business rules that drive symbology and annotation. Customize the chart templates to meet your organization's requirements by modifying the provided configuration files.

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Configurable business rules

Configurable business rules automate chart production. Cartographic features control which features are included in the chart. Data mining tools navigate the AIXM-compliant database to  symbolize a feature or assemble text for annotation. Finally, layer-based masking rules improve the overall readability of the chart.

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Aeronautical chart change reporting

Effectively plan the production cycle with reports that identify and provide metrics about charts that are impacted by changes to data. Quickly process updates with an intuitive user interface for reviewing changes. Automatically navigate to each change and visualize how it impacts the appearance of the updated chart in a side-by-side view.

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Specialized tools for charting

Use specialized tools to derive additional information from your data and support advanced charting requirements such as line bypasses, complex airspace configurations, and the display of coincident airways. Easily generate aviation-specific elements like chart leads, cruising altitudes, minima tables, scale bars, and north arrows to ensure compliance with aviation standards.

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