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Why ETOD implementation:

3D Airport Terrain & Obstacle Databases (eTOD) A 3D Airport Terrain & Obstacle Database contains elevation vector data for all significant natural or man-made obstacles around an airport to support Performance Based Navigation (PBN) Procedure Design. By 2015, all ICAO Civil Aviations Authorities must capture this data for:

  1. Ground proximity warning system (MSAW) minimum safe altitude warning
  2. determination of contingency procedures for use in the event of an emergency during a missed approach or take-off
  3. Navaid-based Procedure Design
  4. PBN Procedure Design
  5. Engine-Out Procedure Design
  6. Noise-Abatement Procedure Design
  7. Drift-down/Let-down Procedure Design
  8. Pressurization-Failure Escape Routes
  9. Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Airports, synthetic vision system
  10. Less CFIT and RS Accidents, more precise DTM vizualisation and elevation
  11. Better Airport GIS management (Edmonton Int)
  12. Transition AIS to AIM (Paper to Digital) chart production and on-board database
  13. Part of NextGen and SESAR
  14. Impacting the en-route phase of flight
  15. At the aerodrome impacting the circling area (ASMGCS) advanced surface movement guidance and control system
  16. At the aerodrome impacting the approuch / take-off phases of flight
  17. Analysis for Obstacle (height restriction) remove tower


  • ICAO Annex 15 Chapter 10 & Appendix 8
  • ICAO Annex 14 Chapter 2.5 & Appendix 5 (Tables 1 and 2)
  • ICAO Annex 11 Appendix 5 (Tables 1 and 2)
  • ICAO Annex 4 Chapter 6
  • ICAO Doc 9881 Guidelines for Electronic Terrain, Obstacle and Aerodrome Mapping Information
  • EUROCAE ED-98 (RTCA DO-276) - User Requirements for Terrain and Obstacle Data
  • EUROCAE ED-119 (RTCA DO-291) - Interchange Standards for Terrain, Obstacle, and Aerodrome Mapping Data


ETOD Disclaimer:

ICAO supports the implementation of ETOD (awareness, training, state implementation). Many agencies or third-parties vendors created tools, software and other added value provide ETOD. We try to present the best collection of third-party tools, these tools are not approved by and do not reflect the official position of either ICAO or the United Nations. They are included for reference purposes only.



ETOD Overview:

The status of TOD implementation in ECAC  The status of TOD implementation in ECAC

ETOD Overview from Dr.Jorg Schaller ESRI   ETOD best resume overview from Dr.Jorg Schaller ESRI Deutschland

ETOD Management Overview ESRI   GIS for Aviation ETOD Management Overview

The EuroControl TOD manuel  The EuroControl TOD manuel

ETOD Area Detail from FAA 150/5300-18B  ETOD Area Detail from FAA 150/5300-18B

ICAO Etod spec

Jeppesen Etod comments 2013



LIDAR Technologies detail links:

LIDAR FLY services  LIDAR FLY services with Group PHB

LiDAR Quality Assurance (QA) Report  LiDAR (QA) Report very good analyse

Optech Scanner Part 1  Optech leader in LIDAR data collection Part 1

Optech Scanner Part 2  Optech leader in LIDAR data collection Part 2

LIDAR Services Provider  LIDAR Services Provider and more

African Consulting Surveyors - LiDar  Consulting Surveyors - LiDar

*ASSET international ETOD solution  ASSET int ETOD implementation process

ASSET international technical brief  ASSET international technical_brief

SLC Associates ETOD solution  SLC Associates ETOD implementation process



AIXM Technologies detail links and AMDB:

AERONAVDATA AMDB Feature dataset and more  AERONAVDATA AMDB Feature dataset and more

FAA_AIXM5 Viewer_UserManual_v4  Viewer FAA_AIXM5 UserManual v4

Detail Chicago O'hare airport mapping XML  Detail Chicago O'hare airport mapping XML



ICAO ETOD GIS Implementation in SIX steps

First steps

Understanding of the ICAO ETOD requirements ICAO Gilbert Lasnier Aeronautical Gis Officer  Resume of ICAO ETOD requirements and best GIS practice to DO IT...

Creating the OIS surface example from ESRI UC conference





Second steps

Understanding how to Collect the existing Data and convert  Understanding how to Collect the existing Data: How to collect and convert

Convert data from different system

ArcGIS - GeoTITAN - Autocad - AGEO - AGEO EXPERT - Civil Survey - Microstation - CARDARP 2000 - Trimble Office

ArcGIS Data Interoperability

Eliminates barriers to data sharing by providing state-of-the-art direct data access; data translation tools; and the ability to build complex spatial extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) processes. ArcGIS Data Interoperability allows you to use any standard GIS data, regardless of format, within the ArcGIS for Desktop environment for mapping, visualization, and analysis. The Workbench application, included with the extension, enables you to build complex spatial ETL tools for data validation, migration, and distribution. With ArcGIS Data Interoperability, you can: Directly read more than 100 spatial data formats, including GML, XML, WFS, Autodesk, DWG/DXF, MicroStation Design, MapInfo, MID/MIF and TAB, Oracle and Oracle Spatial, and Intergraph GeoMedia Warehouse, and export to more than 70 spatial data formats. Perform automated conversion between source and destination formats. Create, manipulate, and convert geometry and attributes using spatial ETL tools built with the Workbench application. Enjoy full integration with the ArcGIS geoprocessing environment including the ModelBuilder framework.

FME

Transform Your Data in Unlimited Ways Across 300+ Formats FME supports data in over 300 formats across spatial and non-spatial data types including GIS, CAD, raster, database, 3D, XML, point cloud, and more so you can easily transform data for use in the application you desire. Is Your Format Supported?





Third steps

Understanding how to Collect the missing Data (FLY with Lidar)  Understanding how to Collect the missing Data: How to collect

With LIDAR FLY services  LIDAR FLY services with Group PHB

Lidar Optech precision

Optech Scanner Part 2  Optech leader in LIDAR data collection Part 2

Esri LIDAR workshop (ETOD Solution) 10.1

LIDAR Qcoherent LP360 Tools

With Total Stations

WILD TC2002 (station totale de haute precision) - WILD TC1010 (station totale) - WILD NA 3000 (niveau numerique de haute precision avec mire a code barres) - TRIMBLE 5600 (station totale avec mini ordinateur) - TOPCON Sure 7000, Serve 211 - TRIMBLE 5-6 (station totale robotisee) - TOPCON GTS-211D (station totale)

With GPS reel time Double Frequencies

TRIMBLE 5800 -TRIMBLE R8 GRNS relies a CAN-NET





Fourth steps

Understanding how to Validate (Quality Assurance) of all Data  Understanding how to Validate (Quality Assurance) of all Data

LiDAR Quality Assurance (QA) Report  LiDAR (QA) Report very good analyse





Five steps

Understanding how to Create ETOD layers Vector and Raster  Understanding how to Create ETOD layers Vector and Raster

ESRI ETOD layers Vector Structure and more  ESRI ETOD layers Vector Structure 55 meg





Sixth steps

Understanding how to Visualize ETOD data and Export (Raster Tiles)  Understanding how to Visualize ETOD data and export with AIXM or ARINC or ANY FORMAT dxf, shp, dgn and Export (Raster DTM Tiles in cockpits)

ESRI ETOD Visualization in the WEB and more  ESRI ETOD Visualisation in the WEB 135 meg


See the work to make the implementation

Navigation systems

  • Thales has also implemented a new navigation system. The ADIRU (Air Data Inertial Reference Unit) defines the position of the plane with high precision and accuracy. While previously the aircraft’s position was calculated on the basis of the data from different systems, on the A350 XWB a single system will determine the position of the aircraft. Combined with a Flight Management System and OANS (Onboard Airport Navigation System), it will enable pilots to have the highest-possible precision guidance tools at their disposal.
  • These new technologies will enable the airlines to use SESAR new procedures (example: 4D trajectories) as soon as they will be available.

Visualization tools

Many agencies or third-parties vendors created tools:

  • City Engine Web Viewer
  • Silverlight API on ArcGIS server
  • Flash API on ArcGIS server
  • JAVA DOJO API on ArcGIS server
  • Google EARTH convert AIXM to kml
  • Snowflake Software (NASA Worldind)
  • AIXM Viewer by Luciad for FAA
  • Gaia AIXM Viewer
  • ArcGIS for Aviation import export AIXM
  • ArcGIS Flash API import KML (convert AIXM to kml)
  • ArcGIS server Feature services import AIXM
  • COMSOFT CADAS-AIM db

    Delivrable products:

    During the creation of the ETOD we create for you

  • Controle points in WGS84
  • 40 or more vector layers in the respect of ETOD Geodatabase and AIXM requirements
  • lidar contours level and Obstacle detail
  • Raster layers DTM DSM
  • Raster Tiles to export in the different system
  • export file in many format to go in the different system
  • export file in AIXM format to go in the different system or viewer
  • ESRI Tutorial for the software
  • ESRI Support for the software
  • ICAO Tutorial for the ETOD
  • ICAO Tutorial for the ETOD maintenance (update)

    Option in the processus of ETOD

  • Option Imagery (Digital Orthophoto, dsm.img, ori, tif, bil)
  • Option WEB viewer in the cloud ICAO Amazon
  • Option ICAO arcgis WEB viewer in the cloud ICAO Amazon





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