Summit Evolution™ Professional by DAT/EM Systems International is used to accurately and efficiently collect 3D geospatial airport and aeronautical data. Airfield3D™ is a component of Summit Evolution specifically designed to complete Airport Airspace Surveys that comply with the data structure identified in the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circular 150/5300 - 18B (FAA 18B).
Airfield3D uses the stereoplotter engine of Summit Evolution Professional to enable viewing, identification and attribution of objects penetrating sensitive airspace. Using DAT/EM's world-renowned, high-performance stereo user interface, Airfield3D offers automatic project setup, automatic field calculation and attribution (with manual override), and visual cueing of obstruction surface violations. Airfield3D collects all data directly into FAA-designed templates for ArcGIS®, which means the files are always in their delivery format.
- View stereo images and collects features using the Summit Evolution Professional digital photogrammetric workstation
- Digitize directly into ArcGIS templates supplied by the FAA and designed specifically to comply with FAA Circular 18B
- Integrate flawlessly with ArcGIS geodatabases, shapefiles and tables
- Easy import tabular and vector survey information (e.g. survey information and obstruction areas) using wizards
- Automatically construct Airport Airspace Survey Surfaces for Vertically Guided (VG) and Non-Vertically Guided (NVG) surfaces from runway centerline and airport elevation
- Automatically subdivide, identify and attribute VG and NVG surfaces
- Automatically calculate the Area Limit obstructing-surfaces grid. Grid definition parameters are customizable
- Fill multiple attribute fields simultaneously (with manual override)
- Select attributes from standard domains, including natural and man-made objects
- Automatically detect the Obstruction Identification Surfaces (OIS): 1) Cursor changes color when crossing surface, 2) Cursor can either move freely of be locked to follow the surface elevation
- Provide realtime feedback of OIS violations: 1) Distance above surface, 2) name of surface(s), 3) Name of surface selection
- Write Obstruction Identification Surface into the FAA template for that data type
- Verify and report