TRB Webinar: Using GIS for Land Use Compatibility Planning Near Airports

November 20, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Airport personnel are invited to a TRB webinar on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 200: Using GIS for Collaborative Land Use Compatibility Planning Near Airports.

To mitigate hazards, ensure safety and efficiency for aircraft operations, and uphold the quality of life in surrounding communities, airports must maintain compatible land use. However, land use planning faces many challenges, such as requiring significant amounts of data and technical analysis and engaging multiple stakeholders with different priorities. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data and applications are proven means of fostering collaboration between airports and surrounding stakeholders to achieve optimal land use compatibility. This webinar will describe research, results, and tools that airports and their neighbors can use to effectively apply GIS towards this increasingly challenging goal.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenter:

  • Randy Murphy, Arora Engineers, Inc.

Moderated by: Dan Bartholomew, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority

 Webinar Outline

  1. Overview of compatible land use challenges faced by airports
  2. Case study examples of how GIS was used collaboratively to address various land use compatibility issues, including aircraft noise, obstructions, wildlife hazards, and solar glare
  3. Data development guidelines
  4. Question and answer session


The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will able to:

  1. Describe how GIS can be used to help airports realize their land use compatibility goals
  2. Apply the tools that will help airports and community organizations implement GIS data and applications
  3. Discuss how to navigate the complexities of the various types of stakeholder organizations involved in airport land use compatibility planning

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) will provide 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attend this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact

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