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Title: "NTAD: Public Use Airport Runways" (2004)
 
Description: The Public Use Airport Runways database is a geographic dataset of runways in the United States and US territories containing information on the physical characteristics of the runways. The 5314 runways in the dataset are runways associated with the 20074 airports in the companion airport data set. This geospatial data is derived from the FAA's National Airspace System Resource Aeronautical Data Product (Effective 23 January 2004). This data provides users with information about the runway locations and attributes for national and regional analysis applications.
 
Keywords and Themes: Aircraft, Airports, Landing Strips, Transportation
 
Filename Prefix: runways
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Mapped Drive Folder: /fedgov/bts/ntad04/polyline/runway/
Total size of data files: 2.07 MB
 
Data Type: ESRI Shapefile
Feature Type: Polyline
Coordinate System: GCS_WGS_1984
Datum: D_WGS_1984Map Units: Decimal degrees

Spatial Extent: United States and Territories
Source Scale: Horizontal positional accuracy is based on coordinate data provided in the FAA National Airspace System Resource Aeronautical Dataset (Effective 23 January 2004). These coordinate data identify the approximate location of the Airport Reference Point (ARP) as reported by the landing facility on the NFDC (National Flight Data Center) 5010 form. According to NFDC guidelines, the location of the ARP should be reported to a horizontal accuracy of one arc second of latitude and longitude. However, the accuracy of these reported coordinates are not verified by FAA.

Created by: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Released by: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Content Date: 2004
Published Date: 20040518

Collection Name: National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2004
Physical Location: Reference Gov. Docs. CD Cabinet
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Acquired Date: 20040901
Distribution Restrictions: Public Domain

Note: Acknowledgment of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD) 2004 would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

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Record ID: 2496_ntad04