Obstacle Management

View limitation surfaces

In the service you can view all limitation surfaces related to your airport. The map is live and you can zoom in to view underlying locations.

Request for new constructions or cranes

You are able to measure any surface at any point, and read out the surface elevation at that point. This is a fast and easy solution to answer requests for new constructions or cranes.

Investigate a point of interest

By clicking on a specific point or entering the geographic position, you can investigate the elevation of surfaces above the point, as shown in the image below.

Service (SaaS) data logging

All data in the ascend service is sourced as AIXM from Euro Control or from airport users using the service, then stored in an internal JSON data structure that again can be converted to AIXM or GML which is ISO 19136:2007 Compliant for the transport and storage of geographic information. Changes to data elements, in all our modules: Wildlife Monitoring, Obstacle Management and Limitation Surfaces, are also tracked and stored with purpose of audit logging and data integrity.

Create your obstacles

Using the Ascend obstacle management service, you can create your obstacles either based on on-sight observations, or by viewing the obstacle identification layers (described under obstacle identification). Follow the steps below.

1. Select the type of obstacle

Obstacle types match AIXM types and formats. You can manage the types in the service.

2. Create the obstacles

You do so by drawing a polygon around the obstacle. It is easy, go to the service to try it out.

3. Share the data

Export the data in AIXM 5.1 format, and deliver the data to your local AIM office.

Registration of obstacles

As you create your obstacles, you are asked to enter metadata and lifetime for the obstacles. This allows you to export the data in compliant formats. Ascend can perform the registration of obstacles.

View penetrations

As you create the obstacles, you can view the position related to the obstacle limitation surface, as well as the height of the penetration and clearance to the surfaces above.

1: Lidar scan availability in your area needs to be verified. Ferry flight to your airport will be added to the cost. Contractual binding period when Lidar scan is included is 5 years. The obstacle identification and classification is performed on an hourly rate of €150.

2: Terrain model can be included in the service based on the public data available at your airport. This is a one time cost.

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View limitation surfaces
You can view a dynamic model of the limitation surfaces for your airport, where you can view the surfaces individually as well as getting the full overview of all surfaces

Measure limitation surface elevations
You can measure the surface elevation at any point in your airport surroundings

Digital terrain model included
Based on the digital terrain model you can measure the surface elevation at any point. By combining the surface elevation with the limitation surface elevation you get the maximum obstacle height

Create obstacles
You can create AIXM obstacle types, input the required metadata, see what surfaces are penetrated by the obstacle and by how much

Obstacle management
You can see all the limitation surfaces visualised on the map, enter notes on obstacle or change it’s status

Create AOC obstacles
You can register all obstacles penetrating the AOC surfaces. Ascend XYZ can perform two annual shadow calculations, upon request

Obstacles from AIP registered
Ascend XYZ Obstacle Specialist registers all obstacles published in your AIP

Customized terms of service
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