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Airports of the United States

What this map layer shows:

Over 900 airports, heliports, and seaplane bases in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands as of 2012.
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Background Information
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The National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD), published by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, is a collection of information about nationally significant transportation facilities and networks in the United States and its territories. The NTAD supports research, analysis, and decision making across all modes of transportation. Included in the NTAD are statistics on public-use airports and other aircraft facilities. We produced this map layer with information extracted from the NTAD and supplemental information provided by the Federal Aviation Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

The Airports of the United States map layer is a selection of facilities in the NTAD. It contains more than 900 airports, heliports, and seaplane bases in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Facilities with 250 enplanements (the total number of departure passengers) or more per year are included. Descriptive information includes the facility name, the facility identifier, the type of facility, and its location.

This map layer was produced by the National Atlas of the United States. It is part of our collection of fundamental digital cartographic data known as 1. This collection includes base map data in vector format at 1:1,000,000-scale and in raster format at 100 meter resolution. Read more about the 1. The 1 data are also available as Web Services. A Global Map edition of this map layer is also available.