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.
Service (SaaS) data logging
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.
Select the type of obstacle
Obstacle types match AIXM types and formats. You can manage the types in the service.
Create the obstacles
You do so by drawing a polygon around the obstacle. It is easy, go to the service to try it out.
AIXM 5.1 format
Export the data in AIXM 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.
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.