Aeronautical Information Data Catalogue

✈️Did you know❓ICAO Doc 10066 introduces the #aeronauticalinformation Data Catalogue, an important tool in AIM.

Also known as PANS-AIM (Procedures for Air Navigation Services – Aeronautical Information Management), Doc 10066 describes 𝗮𝗲𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀, 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 in the Aeronautical Data Catalogue. The Catalogue is made of 10 “tables” (spreadsheet files), split into 1 to 5 sheets. 8 of these spreadsheets structure aeronautical data into “subjects”, each having a set of “properties”. Some properties are further divided into “sub-properties”.

For example, to find the runway threshold🛬,
Table: ADHP
↳ Sheet: Runway
↳ Subject: Runway Direction
↳ Property: Threshold
↳ Sub-property: Position

😕Don’t be confused by the terminology that departs from the core text of PANS-AIM:
Table ⇨ Sub-domain
Sheet ⇨ [no official term]
Subject ⇨ Feature
Property ⇨ Attribute
Sub-property ⇨ Attribute also

🔍Where can you find this Catalogue? Ask your provider of ICAO documentation, or the ICAO shop itself: these are 10 Excel files that can be obtained with purchasing Doc 10066.

🔢If you produce AIXM 5 datasets (or plan to), you will find it more convenient to use the AIXM 5 schema as a base for your own Data Catalogue. That’s because the structure of the ICAO Catalogue is subtantially different from AIXM 5’s data model.

🙋What’s the purpose of a Data Catalogue? Short answer: to improve data quality. The long answer will have to wait for another issue of our #AIMWithNilacandi series.

🎤Has your AIS implemented a Data Catalogue yet? Would you like to? Tell us in a comment!

Nilacandi helped 1 AIS build a Data Catalogue. 𝘐𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘺? The first AIS person who guesses correctly wins a custom AI-generated picture (rules: participants must have a LinkedIn job description related to AIS and, to be fair, must not come from that country, sorry!)

#AIXM #ais2aim

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