GeoExPT’s database includes over 200 aircraft, each unique with its own attributes and scaled shape. Aircraft can be manually or auto parked on designated parking areas on the map.
Parking Areas and Surfaces
Airfield Surfaces and Parking Areas are fundamental requirements of aircraft parking plans. A surface is a designated location for aircraft operations including but not limited to; aircraft maintenance, landing, aircraft take-off, and taxiing to and from the runway. Parking Areas are designated as areas specifically designed for aircraft parking operations. GeoExPT has several predefined surface type options that comply with the Spatial Data for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE) standards.
Manually Park Aircraft
Aircraft parking begins with defining a parking surface. When peripheral or taxi lines are required, GeoExPT takes into account all of these settings established for the above mentioned parking factors. When manually parking aircraft, GeoExPT displays feedback to the user that estimates standoff, marking lines, and taxilines.
GeoExPT uses a process called “Autopark” to determine the location, position, spacing, and pattern of the aircraft on a parking area based on aircraft properties. Users are able to rely on GeoExPT’s automated parking algorithm’s to develop parking plans that can park all types of aircraft in a single instance. These layouts can be previewed prior to placement to select the optimal solution.
Obstacles and Munitions
When parking on real world surfaces, GeoExPT must take into account obstructions or obstacles that limit the available parking space. For instance, there may be obstructions you can generally drive over and obstacles that may not allow you to park over or nearby. As a result, the parking algorithms consider all of the aircraft properties (i.e. wingtip clearance, jet blast, munition standoff, etc.) and obstacles to determine the most optimal parking plan.