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Interactive Map of ARTCC Radar Sites

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av8tor172:
Thanks Bob for the information.

I too am sure Google Maps will be around for a long time. 

It's ZeeMaps that I worry about, that's the company where the map is generated and resides on their server.  They then send the data to google to generate the map.  With the amount of time I had I really didn't have the time to read up on the KML file structure.

I realize using Google Maps & KML files are the best way to do it, the next time I get some time and some data to create more maps I'll be using Google Maps directly...

Thanks
George
http://www.MilAirComms.com

ManaMoogle:
I noticed Washington Center isn't on it, located at 825 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176. Great map, thanks!

tyketto:

Radar SITES.. that makes a lot more sense.

I was going to ask if this included repeaters, because I know for a fact that there isn't an ARTCC location in Nebraska, since half is split between ZMP and ZDV, with the Omaha area under ZMP control. Plus the fact that the TRACON is located at or near KOFF makes the 72nd and McKinley location WAY off. But seeing that the Site is there, that does make a lot more sense.

Funny how close you got the one in the Sacramento area. It basically is behind KMHR and 1/4th of a mile from NorCal TRACON.

Well done on this.

BL.

av8tor172:
Thanks, glad you like the map.

The data from the map comes from the FAA's 56 day subscription update (data they claim to update every 56 days).  How accurate is it? Well its the FAA so its hard to tell.  The dataset I use is named ARTCC Radar Sites.  I don't know what the FAA uses to determine to list a radar in that dataset because it appears that not all radar sites are listed. 

Some people have given me radar site locations that are not on the map, in most cases when I researched farther I found they were not ARTCC sites, but were TRACON sites.

The information on the map is at the mercy of what the FAA puts in their datafiles.

George
www.MilAirComms.com

tyketto:

--- Quote from: av8tor172 on January 20, 2014, 07:45:33 AM ---Thanks, glad you like the map.

The data from the map comes from the FAA's 56 day subscription update (data they claim to update every 56 days).  How accurate is it? Well its the FAA so its hard to tell.  The dataset I use is named ARTCC Radar Sites.  I don't know what the FAA uses to determine to list a radar in that dataset because it appears that not all radar sites are listed. 

Some people have given me radar site locations that are not on the map, in most cases when I researched farther I found they were not ARTCC sites, but were TRACON sites.

The information on the map is at the mercy of what the FAA puts in their datafiles.

George
www.MilAirComms.com


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I'm pretty sure these are accurate, as it would hard to move the facility; they'd have to build up the new one before tearing down the old one. The ones I've located look like white globes; for example, if you locate KMHR on Google Maps, follow Taxiway Z to the ramps towards the southeast of the field. continue on that taxiway's centerline until you cross Mather Blvd. The globe looking building there is the radar site. Funnily enough, head northeast from that (just north of Mather Lake), and you have the Norcal TRACON.

For Omaha, zoom in on 3N0 (North Omaha Airport. That should be on 72nd and McKinley. in the southwest corner of that intersection you'll find the same building.

You should be able to Street View these as well. Those would need to be torn down to move them, but I honestly wouldn't think they could get moved in one 56-day cycle, as it would take at least 120 days just to build the facility.

BL.

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