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Display airport map (for Surface Tracking users only)


Display airport map (for Surface Tracking users only) 

In this topic, you learn how to display the airport map while zoomed in on the main map. 

We estimate that this will take 2 minutes to complete.

Detailed explanation 

Displaying an airport map 

If your airline's N-Tracking license includes surface tracking, you can display airport maps directly on the main map to check surface congestion and/or gate availability.

Enable the Display Airport Surface Map toggle in Map Settings to activate this functionality.

Interaction 1 Click the Username (Trainer_PF) dropdown button.

Interaction 2 Click the User Settings menu item.


The Airport Surface Map option displays only for those airlines subscribed to Surface Tracking. 

Interaction 1 Click the Display Airport Surface Map check box.

Interaction 1 Click the Save button.

Display the map again to see the benefit of enabling this option.  

Interaction 1 Click the Map tab.

Zoom in and pan on the map to the location of the destination airport (in this example, KJFK). 

Use the Zoom in button or your mouse scroll wheel to zoom in to a 2 nm zoom level.

 For airlines using the metric map scale, zoom to 2 km. 

Interaction 1 Click the Zoom in (+) button.

For some airports, you may need to zoom in further than 2 NM or 2 km to see the airport map. 


To further clarify the zoom level at which you can expect to see airport maps on the main map: Airports located closest to the equator are more likely to display at the 2 km or 2 nm zoom level. For airports located increasingly north of the equator, you may have to zoom in further. 

Interaction 1 Click the Zoom in (+) button.

In this example (JFK airport), you can see the airport map at a zoom level of 1 nm, but that's not zoomed far enough if you want to check terminal gates.

 Zoom in to the level that provides the detail you need. 

Interaction 1 Click the Zoom in (+) button.

Interaction 1 Click the Zoom in (+) button.

Interaction 1 Click the Zoom in (+) button.


Gate information is public information and is not controlled by NAVBLUE. It may not be available or complete for all airports.

NAVBLUE cannot guarantee the completeness nor accuracy of this data.

For this airport, at the .05 nm zoom level, you can see activity (if there is any) around specific gates. 


Congratulations! You now know how to display an airport map and to zoom to an appropriate level to see the level of detail you need to complete your task.


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