Issued in October 2015.The information contained in this document has been compiled by industry for the purpose of stating surface mapping information requirements for users such as those described above. The requirements presented are not all-inclusive, but represent those of more immediate concern. Airworthiness authorities, civil aviation authorities, and the aviation industry urge aerodrome mapping database (AMDB) originators and integrators to use this document when providing those data to system designers and users. In addition, this document provides guidance material on structure of AMDBs. Based on the availability of standardized current AMDBs, a variety of applications can be envisioned. Several are described in this document. This document has been written under the assumption that if all users are using consistent aerodrome mapping data, operations can be improved, and new capabilities can be realized.