Airport reference points

Airport reference points​Airport References Points (ARP) - An airport reference point is the center point of an airport, located at the geometric center of all the usable runways. They are based on requirements outlined in chapter 5 of the Wisconsin Facilities Development Manual.

Airport Reference Point Buffers - The airport reference point buffers are either a two mile or a five mile buffer ring around each of the airport reference points. Buffer rings for each airport have been developed by WisDOT and are based on requirements outlined in chapter 5 of the Wisconsin Facilities Development Manual.

This data provides general guidance and airport information for highway construction projects in and around Wisconsin airports.​

​Data Layer​DescriptionMetadata
​Airport Reference Points​Airport reference points with Wisconsin airport attribute data are available for download in several formats from the WisDOT GIS Open Data Portal Metadata
​​​Airport Reference Point Buffers​​Airport reference point buffers with Wisconsin airport attribute data are available for download in several formats from the WisDOT GIS Open Data PortalMetadata


Note: Private use airports with 2 mile buffers are only shown for airports that are listed within the FAA's National Flight Data Center (NFDC) database. Please contact Brenda Hanson, brendae.hanson@dot.wi.gov, (608) 266-1905 for additional information.

Please submit airport reference point data updates to: boadataupdates@dot.wi.gov