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Title: "NTAD: Public Use Airports" (2004)
Description: The Public Use Airports database is a geographic point database of aircraft landing facilities in the United States and U.S. Territories. Attribute data is provided on the physical and operational characteristics of the landing facility, current usage including enplanements and aircraft operations, congestion levels and usage categories. There are 20088 airport landing facilities in this dataset. This geospatial data is derived from the FAA's National Airspace System Resource Aeronautical Data Product (Effective 23 January 2004). The dataset provides users with information about airport locations and attributes and can be used for national and regional analysis applications.
Keywords and Themes: Airports, Runways, Transportation
Filename Prefix: airports
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Mapped Drive Folder: /fedgov/bts/ntad04/point/airports/
Total size of data files: 8.6 MB
Data Type: ESRI Shapefile
Feature Type: Point
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. The records were loaded into a GIS and checked for any unusual or obviously erroneous locations.

Created by: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Released by: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Content Date: 2004
Published Date: 20040520

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 Databases (NTAD) 2004 would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

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Record ID: 2484_ntad04