Dafif Data Download

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Seriously, the DAFIF is a wonderful example of free information online, even if the Web people forget to renew their certificate, or even to come up with a domain name to associate with the IP address.

2003-01-27 23:40:34 UTC
So, I am on the verge of 'snapping' with respect to our current
aeronautical data, and am wondering how to proceed. I was looking at
what at other software does for their aeronautical data, and most of
the FS2k2 ones I know about are getting their data from:
Now, those data sets are all being derived from the DAFIF, so it
naturally occurs to me . can we just do the same thing ourselves? Most
critically, as far as I can gather, the DAFIF data contains lots of
data we don't use right now that would be really desirable for me, such
as airspace boundaries and classes (even the KLN-89b tracks those) in
addition to a big library of STARs and SIDs (plus the airway data I
need right now).
So .. what sort of approach should I be investigating? Would we want
to support loading the 'raw' DAFIF data into flightgear, so people can
just download it directly to update to a new AIRAC cycle, or is that
way too much data to contemplate? I'm still trying to get a handle on
the data format and how much of it is useful / useless to us at
runtime, so any / all information people have would be gratefully
Also, if there's some other source for this kind of data we should be
looking at, please let me know. Are there advantages to the data from
Robin Peel that I should be aware of before I merrily start building
replacement code? How (in)complete is the DAFIF outside the land of
free + home of the brave, for example?
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

DAFIF (pronounced as DAY-fəf) or the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File is a comprehensive database of up-to-date aeronautical data, including information on airports, airways, airspaces, navigation data and other facts relevant to flying in the entire world, managed by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) of the United States.[1]

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Aeronautics (from the ancient Greek words ὰήρ āēr, which means 'air', and ναυτική nautikē which means 'navigation', i.e. 'navigation into the air') is the science or art involved with the study, design, and manufacturing of air flight capable machines, and the techniques of operating aircraft and rockets within the atmosphere.

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Air navigation

The basic principles of air navigation are identical to general navigation, which includes the process of planning, recording, and controlling the movement of a craft from one place to another.

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An airport is an aerodrome with extended facilities, mostly for commercial air transport.

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Airservices Australia

Airservices Australia is an Australian Government owned corporation, responsible for providing safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible services to the aviation industry (e.g. air traffic control, airways navigation and communication facilities, aeronautical data and airport rescue and fire-fighting services) within the Australian Flight Information Region (FIR).

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Airspace is the portion of the atmosphere controlled by a country above its territory, including its territorial waters or, more generally, any specific three-dimensional portion of the atmosphere.

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Airway (aviation)

An airway or air route is a defined corridor that connects one specified location to another at a specified altitude, along which an aircraft that meets the requirements of the airway may be flown.

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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.

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Comma-separated values

In computing, a comma-separated values (CSV) file is a delimited text file that uses a comma to separate values.

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Google Earth

Google Earth is a computer program that renders a 3D representation of Earth based on satellite imagery.

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Intellectual property

Intellectual property (IP) is a category of property that includes intangible creations of the human intellect, and primarily encompasses copyrights, patents, and trademarks.

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Keyhole Markup Language

Keyhole Markup Language (KML) is an XML notation for expressing geographic annotation and visualization within Internet-based, two-dimensional maps and three-dimensional Earth browsers.

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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is both a combat support agency under the United States Department of Defense and an intelligence agency of the United States Intelligence Community, with the primary mission of collecting, analyzing, and distributing geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security.

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OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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United States Department of Defense

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The Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD, or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DAFIF