Aeronautical Information System

Global Aeronautical Information System in Google EarthAs mentioned a few days ago, Valery Hronusov, from Russia’s Academy of Science, and his associates have been working on a side project to provide an amazing new visualization tool for aviators. They have used their KMLer application (which allows you to process GIS information and create powerful visualizations in Google Earth) to create a Global Aeronatucial Information System. There is a huge amount of data buried in their AIS network links . In fact, you should watch out how much you turn on at once as it will quickly slow down your computer if you load too much at once. Included are high and low altitude airways (highways in the sky), runways, lighting systems, navaids, and much more.
Apparently, …

Apparently, Valery’s team has done this on behalf of Global Imaging who are the source of the large Oracle database which contains the data. Here is their new web site for the GE version of the system they call: e:AIS. This is probably the largest databases made available in full visual form in Google Earth to date (other than Google Earth’s own data of course).
Here is a summary of the data:

At the heart of the system is an Oracle based Aeronautical Database (AISDB), organized according to the EUROCONTROL Aeronautical Information Conceptual Model (AICM), which stores feature data including Aerodromes and associated runways, services, lighting systems, and obstacles, Airspace, Navaids, Significant Points, and Routes. More details.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. I would like to know how to get polygons to float off of the terrain at a specified height. How did Valery’s team do that?

  2. Tj jossie Parado says:

    i would like to ask you if you could give me the type of information system your using and if you can gave me if you have one….

  3. Hi,
    My name is Jorge Dias. I’m collaborating with the Implementation Commission of IFAIMA-International Federation of Aeronautical Information Management Associations.
    Are you aware of this new AIM and COM related important organization?
    Visit our website and affiliate with IFAIMA.
    Best regards

  4. Hello,
    this AIS information once appeared on my Google Earth ‘sessions’, but does not do so any longer.
    The icons are all still there, in ‘My Places’, but I donĀ“t get the selected info on the screen. I have turned most of it off, so as not to slow it down too much.
    Thank you for your help.
    Kind regards,

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