Making an Instrument Approach Chart using QGIS (Aeronautical Charting) – Part I

usually one of the things when I travel to provide instruction in the AIM domain or PANS OPS is the recurrent complain about people about how expensive the tools are to be able to make charts. QGIS has just made a huge new release QGIS 3 which is very powerful and feature rich, I can say in some areas it is now ahead of the paid stuff but can it be used for Aeronautical Charting?

AIXM 5.1 and GIS

So I work in aviation and the big buzz over the last years (practically the last decade) is something called AIXM or Aeronautical Information Exchange Model, basically its a standardized format so that data can be exchanged (free??) between different aviation sectors. It is based on XML and GML and Read more…