Listed questions and answers, all commonly asked in context of our Aviation Suite.
Who uses the smartGlobe Aeronautical Charting System?
NedGraphics has developed the smartGlobe® Aeronautical Charting System, a specialized system for the Aviation industry. Currently there are a combined total of 22 Civil Aviation Authorities and Airlines around the world using our products.
What kind of maintenance and support is available for Aeronautical Solution?
Maintenance and Support is available with the initial software purchase. Delivered products shall be put under maintenance as from the date of completion and this includes free upgrades and new releases for all supplied products, including applicable documentation at no additional cost.
NedGraphics will provide remote support by telephone, fax and electronic mail.
Is smartGlobe customizable?
Yes. smartGlobe is delivered with ICAO complaint chart templates, symbols and labels which can be adapted (or new ones created) to reflect organisation standards should that be required.
What additional software is required?
smartGlobe is offered as a client/server application. The smartGlobe server will delivered for Oracle 11g or higher on Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Server 2003 or Unix and the smartGlobe client will be delivered for Windows 7 and Bentley MicroStation V8i.
What about hydrography and topography?
Coastlines, rivers, city borders and the like are not stored in the database. These are generally stored separately as (topo)graphical data in reference files. The smartGlobe Maptrans utility is a Hydro-/Topographical data transformation utility which can be used to generate maps from a template map in a fixed projection. The resulting map can be used to superimpose geographical data over aeronautical data when it is used with smartGlobe.
What are ARINC 424 Path and Terminators and what is their significance in charting?
In order to achieve the translation of the text and the routes depicted on charts into a code suitable for navigation systems, the industry has developed the ‘Path and Termination’ concept for terminal procedures. This concept is a means to permit coding of Terminal Area Procedures, SIDs, STARs and Approach Procedures without proliferating the number of named waypoints required to support such procedures. These coded procedures are stored in the aeronautical database and can be automatically added to the appropriate charts.