Featured Map for 3 June 2012:
AIP Dominican Republic
Improving the Great Circle Mapper's
is a continual effort.
Where possible, information from a country's
Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP)
is used. For many reasons, this isn't as easy as it seems. AIPs may only be
available on paper or in electronic forms which must be manually transcribed.
Some countries only provide AIP data for a substantial fee, while others
use copyright restrictions to proscribe inclusion of the data in free
databases. In some cases, validation of AIP data reveals inaccuracies
which make it unusable. Sometimes, AIP data for a country may not be
available and then may appear on the Web when one isn't looking.
A few days ago, researching missing data for an airport in the
led to AIP Dominican Republic
and data for 17 airports. 12 of these previously had unknown locations
and another three only had low-resolution location data. Today's
Featured Map shows these 17 airports, which now have accurate locations
thanks to the government of the Dominican Republic.
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