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Monday, April 14, 2014

FAA Approves CompassData for Aviation Mapping

Woodrow Bellamy III 

[Avionics Today April 14, 2014] The FAA has issued DO-200A certification to CompassData for the collection and processing of survey and ground control data used for the creation of its Airport Mapping Database (AMDB) products. 

 
Under the certification, CompassData will be able to provide Ground Control Points (GCPs) for its airport moving map applications used by pilots in the cockpit to navigate on the ground at airports, says Hayden Howard, vice president of CompassData. The FAA developed DO-200A standards to provide quality assurance of data used in the preparation of aviation mapping, navigation and situational awareness solutions. 
 
“This certification applies to custom ground control—and to many of the GCPs that exist in our worldwide archive," said Howard.

CompassData also received approval to use its GCPs and Accuracy Analyst mapping tool to verify the accuracy of satellite and aerial imagery for the creation of AMDB DO-272C aviation products, the company said. 

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