[Talk-us] [Tagging] Aeroway=Aerodrome Modifier Tags?

Lars Ahlzen lars at ahlzen.com
Tue Jun 15 13:44:37 BST 2010

On 6/14/2010 11:57 PM, Zeke Farwell wrote:
> [...] Either the US has a much greater density of
> airfields/airports than other parts of the world, many
> airfields/airports have yet to be mapped in other areas of the world, or
> the GNIS import brought in a bunch of airfields that are no longer in
> operation.

I recall reading that the US does indeed have a much higher density of 
airfields than most countries.

That said, there's no doubt that the imports brought in some airfields 
that are no longer in use or don't exist. Sometimes this is obvious by 
just looking at aerial imagery or a quick survey from the air, but 
sometimes it's hard to say whether a field is being used as a private 
airstrip. AFAIK the FAA doesn't keep track of such private airstrips, 
or, at least, many are not on the charts or in publications like the FAA 
Airport/Facilities Directory.

Anyway, I've been trying to clean up the airports a bit in my state, and 
I would very much like to see some form of classification like what you 
originally suggested.

Lars Ahlzen
lars at ahlzen.com

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