Skyward’s Airspace Intelligence map and data is compiled from a variety of sources. While the primary data represented is derived from official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) / EuroControl sources, additional information is included that is meant to enhance situational awareness.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- Airspace, UAS Facility maps for LAANC, Airports, and Stadiums as required by the FAA
- Vertical obstacles (see ‘Skyward Vertical Obstacle Data’ below)
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
- See ‘Skyward Vertical Obstacle Data’ below
- Global Airspace & Airports
- Canadian Airports, Heliports, Controlled and Advisory Airspace
- Walking paths
- Contour Lines and terrain elevation
- Global data is shown when available
- US National Parks
- Canada National Parks
- US Power Transmission Lines
Skyward Vertical Obstacle Data
The Vertical Obstacle Data that Skyward uses is compiled from several sources. This information is updated approximately every 28 days, and although it should be considered reliable, it is in no way guaranteed and should not be used for aircraft navigation.
Generally only structures that are at least 200 feet above ground level (AGL) or are in close proximity to an airport or heliport are required to be registered with the FAA or FCC. Skyward’s obstacle data includes over 1 million structures over 20ft AGL within the United States as well as portions of Pacific, the Caribbean, Canada, and Mexico.
FAA Digital Obstacle File Disclaimer:
The Digital Obstacle File contains only obstruction data for those man-made objects which affect domestic aeronautical charting products and does not purport to indicate the presence of all obstructions which may be encountered.
FCC Antenna Structure Registration Disclaimer:
The ASR program requires owners of antenna structures to register with the FCC any antenna structure that requires notice of proposed construction to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In general, this includes structures that are taller than 200 feet above ground level or that may interfere with the flight path of a nearby airport. Further … the FCC only has jurisdiction over antenna structures, and thus, other objects that do not house antennas are not required to be registered with the FCC.