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Posted by verticalgeo on 13 May 2013 in English (English)

Updated geometry and attribute updates to Bob Hope Airport, Burbank California. Some people make some elaborate geometry edits to follow the taxilines for aircraft, but when you do this it makes labeling (naming) the geometry very difficult. Happened quite a bit at Bob Hope Airport.Taxilines don't neccessarily equal taxiways. My wife and I fly out of Bob Hope every time we go home to visit family.

Updated geometry and attribute data for Sacramento Mather Airport, in Rancho Cordova, California. I flew T-43s here in 1983 and again in 1989-1991 when it was Mather Air Force Base. Updated geometry and attribute information for University Airport, near Davis, California.

Updated geometry and attribute data for Reddding Municipal Airport, in Redding, California. It is a wonderfful airport. I used to fly through there a lot in the late 1980s. Updated geometry and attribute data for the Lake Tahoe Airport, near South Lake Tahoe, California.

Added attribute information to Vance Amory International Airport, near Newcastle, Nevis, West Indies.

Comment from Amaroussi on 14 May 2013 at 12:08

Personally I don't mind doing very detailed information such as sidewalks and individual crossings. I may not be the one with a GPS but even with the stuff I have, with what's given as a base, I aim to make the curves as curvy as possible.

I don't know, maybe one day we would have a route planner for planes, so taxi-lines might be needed in future. Who knows?

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Comment from verticalgeo on 14 May 2013 at 12:39

Thanks for the comment Amaroussi. I did not write the post meaning to pick on people who make elaborate taxiway geometry edits. It takes a lot of time and hard work to do that. I just wanted people to understand that when they make the taxiway line edits it affects other things like the labeling of the taxiways, and a few of them were incorrect. Whoever did the edits did a beautiful job and the curves were very aesthetically pleasing. I just had to clean them up a little bit to make the labeling work correctly. I left as many as possible in the manor I found them because they were done beautifully.

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