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AMDB are used in a wide variety of applications but mostly in on-board applications such as [[Electronic Flight Bag|Electronic Flight Bags]] (EFBs). These applications are intended primarily to improve the user’s situational awareness and/or to supplement surface navigation, thereby increasing safety margins and operational efficiency.
 
AMDB are used in a wide variety of applications but mostly in on-board applications such as [[Electronic Flight Bag|Electronic Flight Bags]] (EFBs). These applications are intended primarily to improve the user’s situational awareness and/or to supplement surface navigation, thereby increasing safety margins and operational efficiency.
  
Multiple user groups can benefit from using AMDBs, such as pilots, controllers, aerodrome managers, aerodrome emergency/security personnel etc.
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Multiple user groups, such as pilots, controllers, aerodrome managers, aerodrome emergency/security personnel etc, can benefit from using AMDBs.
  
 
==Further Reading==
 
==Further Reading==

Revision as of 00:57, 3 October 2014

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Description

An AMDB is a Geographic Information System (GIS) database of an airport describing:

  • the spatial layout of an airport;
  • the geometry of features (e.g. runways, taxiways, buildings) described as points, lines and polygons;
  • further information characterising the features and their functions which are stored as attributes (e.g. surface type, name/object identifier, runway slope).

AMDB are used in a wide variety of applications but mostly in on-board applications such as Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs). These applications are intended primarily to improve the user’s situational awareness and/or to supplement surface navigation, thereby increasing safety margins and operational efficiency.

Multiple user groups, such as pilots, controllers, aerodrome managers, aerodrome emergency/security personnel etc, can benefit from using AMDBs.

Further Reading

  • ICAO Annex 15 Chapter 11
  • ICAO Annex 14 Chapter 2.1
  • EUROCAE ED-99C (RTCA DO-272C) — User Requirements for Aerodrome Mapping Information
  • EUROCAE ED-119B (RTCA DO-291B) — Interchange Standards for Terrain, Obstacle, and Aerodrome Mapping Data
  • Eurocontrol AMDB website