Airport Runways Update

The Arkansas GIS Office is pleased to announce that we have updated Airport Runways.

Data is available online with ASDI. This data provides users with information about the runway locations and attributes for national and regional analysis applications. The Runways database contains runways in the United States and US territories containing information on the physical characteristics of the runways. This data layer contains runways that have corresponding and reported runway ends, and the linear feature of the runway could be created based on these points. The runways in the dataset are associated with the airports dataset on NTAD, showing runways for all official and operational aerodromes. This geospatial data is derived from the FAA’s National Airspace System Resource Aeronautical Data (October 2023).

Landing facilities in this database consist of those identified in the NFDC 5010 database to be either publicly owned, or privately owned but open to the public, or owned by the U.S. military. The following landing facilities have been excluded: private landing facilities not open to the public, glider ports and ultra-light landing facilities, as well as landing facilities that do not have a current LOCID assigned to them. Horizontal positional accuracy is based on coordinate data provided in the NFDC 5010 database. These coordinate data identify the approximate location of the Airport Reference Point (ARP) as reported by the landing facility on the NFDC 5010 form. According to NFDC guidelines, the location of the ARP should be reported to a horizontal accuracy of one arc second of latitude and longitude. However, the accuracy of these reported coordinates is not verified by FAA. The scale is unknown.


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