Airport Master Plan Update, City of South St. Paul, Minnesota
A GIS application was used to make informed decisions when evaluating alternatives and solutions at the airport.

Airport Master Plan Update

City of South St. Paul, Minnesota

The FAA requires each airport sponsor receiving federal funding to have a Master Plan that looks at potential airport needs for the next 20 years. The City requested the Master Plan evaluate the existing runway length and airspace obstructions surrounding the airport. Bolton & Menk used a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application to allow the Master Plan Advisory Group to make informed decisions when evaluating alternatives and solutions at the airport. It also allowed the group to display and modify runway alternatives during meetings to answer questions in a timely manner. Furthermore, the application allowed access to the County website to gain information on property owners and the number of people potentially impacted by each alternative. The GIS application was used to document airspace obstruction removals occurring around the airport. Not only did the GIS application streamline the airport master plan process, the City can now use the GIS application to manage pavement maintenance, manage hangar leases, and continue to document obstruction removals.