Analyzing obstruction identification surfaces (Aviation)

Obstruction identification surfaces (OISs) are imaginary surfaces that surround airfields and identify the obstruction areas for the airfields. Geoprocessing tools that are part of ArcGIS for Aviation can generate the OISs, which can then be analyzed using the OIS Obstruction Analysis tool. This allows you to generate the OISs and intersect them with obstruction data to determine how far the obstructions intersect an OIS.

The features are stored in an OISObstructions feature class in the output workspace and contain the z-values for the obstructions, as well as the negative and positive delta values for each feature. The following describes how the points are generated:


To use the OIS Obstruction Analysis tool, the TIN that contains the OIS data, the obstacle features, and the output workspace must use a projected coordinate system.

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Aviation Airports.
  3. Click the OIS Obstruction Analysis button OIS Obstruction Analysis on the Aviation Airports toolbar.

    The OIS Obstruction Analysis dialog box appears.

    OIS Obstruction Analysis
  4. Click the ellipsis (...) next to the OIS text box.

    The Browse for TIN dataset dialog box appears.

  5. Navigate to the TIN dataset that contains the OIS data to be analyzed.
  6. Click Save.

    The OIS Obstruction Analysis dialog box appears.

  7. Click Add next to the Obstruction/Terrain Data text box.

    The Browse for Obstacle data dialog box appears. By default, you can select an LAS dataset, but you can also select a point feature class if you click the Save as type drop-down arrow.

  8. Navigate to the LAS dataset or point feature class that contains the obstacle features.
  9. Click Save.

    The OIS Obstruction Analysis dialog box appears. The path to the LAS dataset or point feature class appears in the table below the Obstruction/Terrain Data parameter.

  10. Optionally click the Height Field drop-down arrow and choose the field that contains the height values for the features.

    These are the elevation values that will be added to the geometry's elevation and written to the output feature class.

  11. To add more obstacle features for the analysis, repeat steps 7 through 10 as needed.
  12. Click the ellipsis (...) next to the Output Location parameter to browse to the output workspace.
  13. Navigate to the geodatabase that is going to store the results of the analysis.
  14. Click Save.

    The Output Location parameter is populated with the path to the geodatabase. The name of the obstructions feature class is automatically OISObstructions.

  15. 单击确定

    A progress window appears while the analysis is in progress. The OIS Obstruction Analysis message appears when the analysis is complete. The message tells you how many points have been written to the obstructions feature class and the number of obstruction features that have been processed.

  16. 单击确定

The OISObstructions feature class is added to the table of contents, and the features are displayed in the map.