Houghton Associates has the capability to leverage advanced geospatial technologies to better analyze data geographically within the aviation and aerospace industry. Houghton Associates data mining process helps customers quickly bring together important data-sets to aid in data modeling, statistics, visualization, simulation, and innovative computing strategies, allowing customers to discover new knowledge and make decisions quickly. Data is collected regularly from government sources allowing customers to integrate operational and analytically data from known aerospace/aviation, weather, and geographic data entities such as:
Facility Aeronautical Data Distribution System (FADDS)
National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Open Street Map (OSM)
Flight data from carriers
The Enhanced Low Visibility Operations (ELVO) UI is a great example demonstrating integration and capability with several open source projects. The ELVO UI uses the Mapnik toolkit to generate maps from OSM and FADDS data for display and rendering important airport facilities and operations.