ORBIT Voyager

Implementation of spatial data - visualization using Google Maps/Google Earth

Avinor's Aeronanutical Database - ORBIT - contains mostly positioned data. To perform spatial calculations in the database, the data is stored as spatial objects. This allows the use of Oracle Spatial's spatial functions for queries like:

  • Find all obstacles within a radius of 45 km from an airport
  • Find crossing routes in airspace
  • Find distance and direction
  • Construct airspaces
  • Find potential obstacles in aerorome or runway areas

BAIT has assisted Avinor in developing this functionality.

To visualize spatiale data, we have developed web-based user Interfaces based on Google Maps. Positioned aeronautic data in Avinor's aeronautical databse can be cisualized using Google Maps. We have integrated this Web-based map engine with Oracle, and built a user interface to select data to present on the map. Google's map engine provide acceptable map quality, and possibilities to attach client data, text, symbols, lines etc. and at the same time zoom/pan on the map and supply with detailed information for each object. 

The data can also be shown in 3D using Google Earth. This program can in addition with map data show a selected area with aim and direction: Google Earth integrates terrain models with maps providing terrain elevation views. 


Development tools/technology:

  • Oracle DB
  • Oracle Spatial
  • Java
  • PL/Sql
  • XML



BAIT AS 2019