Modernising Air Traffic Management with Open Standards

Company Snowflake Software
Date 01.10.2012

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Snowflake Software, specialists in data exchange solutions, has today announced the launch of its free to download ATM Viewer for AIXM data.

The ATM Viewer enables users to visualise and interact with AIXM data mapped to a virtual globe provided by NASA’s WorldWind, customise the visualisation, and navigate and select AIXM features.

  • 3D Visualisation of AIXM
  • Worldwide detailed backdrop imagery from Bing
  • Globe as well as Flat Earth views
  • 3D Terrain support
  • Add your own OGC Web Map Service (WMS)
  • Fast, extensible AIXM parsing based on Snowflake’s proven GML geometry API
  • Detailed domain model providing access to all features and properties
  • Free to download and free for commercial use. All you need is some AIXM data
  • Future enhancements to support WXXM and FIXM data

“The ATM Viewer for AIXM makes the visualisation of complex aeronautical information quick and easy, without the requirement for any additional software. We’ve integrated our GML geometry API modules with NASA’s WorldWind globe viewer, enabling users to literally fly around the globe and view their AIXM data over digital satellite imagery,” explains Ian Painter, Managing Director, Snowflake Software.

Working closely with the FAA and Eurocontrol on the NextGen and SESAR projects for the modernisation of air traffic management, Snowflake is working to improve the management and distribution of aeronautical, flight and weather information in digital form through exchange models based on Open Standards. The new ATM Viewer sits alongside Snowflake’s established data exchange software – GO Loader and GO Publisher – to provide a complete decoupled AIM solution aligned to the concept of System Wide Information Management (SWIM).

The ATM Viewer is free to download from the Snowflake website at with wiki support and notifications of new features available upon registration.

About Snowflake Software
Snowflake Software, market innovators in geospatial data solutions, provide commercial off the shelf software products that facilitate data exchange and interoperability within the Data Provider, INSPIRE, Defence and Aviation markets. Based on open standards, the unique off the shelf GO Loader and GO Publisher products allows the build of next generation Open Data infrastructures by wrapping existing legacy infrastructure. Combine the off the shelf software with the knowledge of our industry experts, business consultants and training courses and we can work with you to tailor our products and services to your specific needs.


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