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Project Name: AIXM-J.

Project status: Finished


License: GNU General Public License version 2.1 or later

Author/s: Steve Chase.


AIXM-J is a software library written in Java that can used to read or write data in AIXM5 or greater format. AIXM is designed to enable the management and distribution of Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) data in digital format. For more information on AIXM, visit

The Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) is designed to enable the management and distribution of Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) data in digital format.

AIXM 5 takes advantages of established information engineering standards and supports current and future aeronautical information system requirements. The major tenets are:

  • An exhaustive temporality model, including support for the temporary information contained in NOTAM
  • Alignment with ISO standards for geospatial information, including the use of the Geography Markup Language (GML)
  • Support for the latest ICAO and user requirements for aeronautical data including obstacles, terminal procedures and airport mapping databases
  • Modularity and extensibility

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Open Aviation Map





Project Name: Open Aviation Map.

Project status: Finished. But with planned evolutions out of the Hungarian air space.

Links and Repositories:

License: Creative Commons

Author/s: Ákos Maróy

Contact: OAM mailing list.


Open Aviation Map is an open source project. Our goal is ultimately a free world-wide aviation map that lets you navigate your plane freely and safe. Our first area of focus is Hungary because of competence and local knowledge of the area.
The projects includes an Android App:

An application to display aviation maps as you fly.

Current coverage: Hungary, Europe. (But more to come later.)

Applicaiton features:
* automatic map downloads
* base and detailed map packages for download
* pausable and resumable map downloads
* show & follow aircraft location
* lock screen orientation
* keep screen awake without user interaction
* donate to the Open Aviation Map project.

The Open Aviation Map project aims to create maps to be used by general aviation enthusiasts – similarly to the Open Street Maps project.

Screenshots and video:


Open Aviation Map Android App

Open Aviation Map Android App


Open Aviation Map, map on website.

Open Aviation Map, map on website.


Downloadable VFR maps

Downloadable VFR maps


AIrport's Dashboard Demo

aeriaA’s Airport Dashboard






Project Name: The aeriaA Airport Operation Dashboard.

Project status: Ongoing


License: Creative Commons

Author/s: Pedro García

Contact: LinkedIn Profile


The purpose of this demo is technology self learning and for sharing with you some airports concepts.
Imagine that there is a big-size airport called Aeriaa International Airport, with a fake IATA code, AEI (some day I’ll post why the airports code are composed) with about 20 million passengers per year and with one huge terminal building.
In this Terminal, called “Papepe Terminal” we have this services, systems and facilities:
- One automatic baggage handling system.
- 150 checkin counters and 25 self service checkin kiosks (IRONIC MODE=ON “I love them” IRONIC MODE=OFF).
- 50 boarding gates, distributed in A, B, and C areas.
- 20 Passenger Boarding Bridges/Airbridges/Jetties (thanks Santos for your tip).
- 2 security passenger filters.
- A parking lot with 10.000 parking spaces.
- Terminal building SCADA systems, HVAC, lighting, water, electric power…
- Airport Operational Systems to manage the flights. I will more precise on these systems later. (in this or in next posts).
- Cameras, cameras, and more cameras, security systems at every corner and access control to all the security areas. (As operational systems, you will see later more about this).
So we have a terminal, facilities, systems….lets have a look on the airport’s users:
- Passengers, people that take or leave a flight at departures or arrivals. Do not forget the people that see off his friends and families and those ones that welcomes them back. There are two “emotional” places at every airport. The happy one, at arrivals and the sadest one, at departures, if one day you need optimism, please enjoy a few hours at an airport’s arrivals lounge.
- Airlines, can you put in a list all the airlines you know?
- Handling agents, specialized companies that manage the specific processes of carrying baggages to/from planes, or carrying passengers to remote positions in buses, moves the planes to the taxi areas, check and board the passengers…
- Shops! Yes, the airports are malls where the people take planes.
- Workers, thousand of workers that maintain the airport alive and functional.



Demo Airport Dashboard. Credit: Pedro Garcia



Airport’s world of events


Basic Architecture