Supporting material for ICAO Aerodrome Mapping Data Sets
According to Annex 14, Aerodrome Mapping Data (AMD) should be made available to the aeronautical information services for aerodromes deemed relevant by States where safety and/or performance-based operations suggest possible benefits.
Annex 15 states that AMD sets shall contain the digital representation of aerodrome features.
PANS-AIM (Doc 10066) further explains that the content of the aerodrome mapping data sets is defined in the industry standards of the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) Document DO-272D/European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) Document ED-99D — User Requirements for Aerodrome Mapping Information.
An Aerodrome Mapping Database (AMDB) is an AMD set that fulfills industry requirements as specified by EUROCAE ED99() /RTCA DO272() and EUROCAE ED119() / RTCA DO 291(). These requirements include specific business rules and data encoding requirements for the intended applications.