Author Topic: Runway/Taxiway map in Google Earth  (Read 64445 times)

Offline glennla

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Runway/Taxiway map in Google Earth
« on: August 22, 2007, 08:36:17 PM »
I have made an overlay of the runways and taxiways for KBOS that can be viewed in Google Earth (not sure if this has been done before, I didn't find anything). Attached is a snapshot. Is this useful to anyone else?



Offline mono9212

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Re: Runway/Taxiway map in Google Earth
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008, 06:49:22 PM »
nice

Offline JosephAlexanderb

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Re: Runway/Taxiway map in Google Earth
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2008, 07:56:24 PM »
Very helpful.  Many thanks.  Perhaps you might describe your technique, so that others (perhaps me) might produce a few similar charts for other sites frequently visited.

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Re: Runway/Taxiway map in Google Earth
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2008, 12:24:41 AM »
Yeah good job! How did you do it?
Feeder:
KHWD Ground/Tower
KOAK Del/Gnd/Twr
KSFO NORCAL App Rwy 28L/R
KSFO Tower/Ground
NORCAL Approach (KOAK)
NORCAL Departure (KSFO/KOAK)
KSJC NORCAL Apr#2
ZOA Oakland Center (35/40/41)
RJTT App/Dep
RJTT Tokyo Control
RJTT Twr/TCA + Ground

Offline aldo

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Re: Runway/Taxiway map in Google Earth
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 05:49:29 PM »
good to look at but i prefer the real charts for navigation

Offline wlewis06

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Re: Runway/Taxiway map in Google Earth
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2009, 06:46:00 PM »
Very helpful.  Many thanks.  Perhaps you might describe your technique, so that others (perhaps me) might produce a few similar charts for other sites frequently visited.

I agree - very nice, thanks for your efforts.  I too would be interested in your technique.  SFO also has a good aerial shot from Google Earth.

Offline glennla

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Re: Runway/Taxiway map in Google Earth
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2009, 08:32:09 PM »
Here is a quick description of the technique (apologies, I did not see the replies!):

- Acquire a runway map; for example

http://flightaware.com/resources/airport/KBOS/APD/AIRPORT+DIAGRAM

This airport diagram might be all you need and you can avoid any further work.  :-) But if you like to have the satellite overlay view...

- Using Google Earth, zoom in to the airport (Type "Boston, MA" in the Fly To window at the top left for example)

- For each airport feature that you want to add, you can add either a placemark or a line directly in Google Earth. The icons at the top of the Google Earth window have the drawing tools that you need. Try marking a runway for example by clicking on the "Add Polygon" icon, then clicking on one end of the runway, then the other end. You can change the drawing properties for a line; click on the "Style, Color" tab that comes up in the dialog and choose a line color and a width of 8.0 or so. I just did a free hand drawing of each line.

The user interface is not the most friendly; have a look at http://earth.google.com/intl/en/userguide/v5/ug_drawing.html for more info.