A quick tour of the Aeronautical Solution
This topic applies to ArcInfo only.
This is a high-level overview of the ESRI Aeronautical Solution user interfaces and tools that allow you to manage aeronautical information and produce high-quality charts.
Aeronautical Solution includes a number of geoprocessing tools for all aspects of chart production including cartography, change detection, editing, data exchange, and obstruction identification surfaces.
The Cartographic Production toolset contains tools that create and maintain cartographic features.
The Change Detection toolset contains tools that track changes to aeronautical data that affect charts and reports them in the Reviewer table.
The Data Editing toolset contains a tool that updates x and y attributes or geometry of point features.
Data exchange with AIXM
Geoprocessing tools allow you to import and export AIXM 4.5-compliant XML documents to and from the Aeronautical Information System (AIS) geodatabase. The geoprocessing dialog boxes allow you to specify the import or export parameters. The tools can be edited by accessing the Data Interoperability Workbench window from the tool context menu.
Obstruction identification surfaces
The Obstruction Identification Surfaces toolset contains tools that create obstruction identification surfaces based on the specifications outlined in FAA FAR 77, ICAO Annex 14, and ICAO Annex 15.
This section applies to ArcInfo only.
The Production Feature Builder toolbar and Feature Builder window allow you to create complex geodesic and ellipsoid features. In addition to simple functions (Point (Simple) and Polygon (Simple)), Feature Builder also contains aeronautical-specific functions (Bearing distance and Keyhole (One Point - Azimuth)).
Aeronautical Solution toolbars
Aeronautical Solution tools and some ArcGIS Desktop and Production Mapping tools have been organized on aeronautical toolbars to facilitate data and chart production.
Aeronautical Annotation toolbar
This includes tools for creating and editing annotation:
Aeronautical Data Management toolbar
This includes tools for creating and editing features:
Aeronautical Editing toolbar
This includes tools for editing data:
Aeronautical Layout toolbar
This includes some layout and surround element tools for general charts:
Aeronautical Terminal Procedures toolbar
This includes some surround element tools for terminal charts:
Aeronautical Profile Edit toolbar
This includes tools to edit profile views and the elements within, such as vertical lines, runways, DME symbols, and fly visual arrows.
- Altitude Editor
- Add DME Symbol
- Reverse Profile
- Add Runway
- Add Fly Visual Arrow
- Add Stipple
- Draw Tray to Scale
- Refresh Missed Approach Box
- Solid Vertical Line
- Dashed Vertical Line
- Solid Column
- Solid Column with Cone
- Solid Cone with Outline
- Solid Cone
- Relate Elements
- Unrelate Elements
- Straight Holding Pattern
- Curved Holding Pattern
- Angled Holding Pattern
- New Text
- Edit Vertices