News Alert: Bentley Announces Availability of FAA-Compliant Data Model for Bentley Map V8i

Software Helps Owner-Operators and Contractors Speed Mapping, Spatial Analysis, and Information Modeling of Airports

EXTON, Pa. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for the infrastructure that sustains our world, today announced the immediate availability of a Bentley Map V8i data model for airport information modeling that is compliant with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mapping guidelines. The new data model includes a comprehensive database schema, feature symbology libraries, and feature placement and editing rules that simplify the initial creation of, or migration to, an airport geographical information system (GIS) – accelerating the mapping, spatial analysis, and information modeling of airports.

Richard Zambuni, Bentley global marketing director, said, “The addition of an FAA-compliant data model brings significant productivity gains to users of Bentley Map V8i. With this data model, airport owner-operators and their contractors can quickly create, manage, and share spatial data using industry-recognized guidelines for the mapping and spatial analysis of airports.”

The Bentley Map V8i airport data model includes support for more than 90 map features as defined by FAA Advisory Circular No: 150/5300-18B requirements. In addition to providing FAA-standards support, the configuration’s data model is cross referenced with the Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM), Spatial Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure and Environment (SDSFIE), and Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). Bentley Map V8i also includes a project workspace, detailed FAA documentation, and a sample airport dataset.

The airport data model is free to all Bentley Map SELECT subscribers. To download the airport data model, visit SELECT server at and choose “Airport Data Model.”

For additional information about Bentley Map V8i and its newest release, Bentley Map V8i (SELECTseries1), visit

About Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 2,700 colleagues and offices in more than 45 countries, achieved in 2008 the milestone of $500 million in revenues, and, since 1995, has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

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