Honors Projects


This honors project involved applying two disciplines to aid in advancing the efficiency of airport management at the Toledo Express Airport. I utilized my geography and aviation knowledge and geographic information system (GIS) skills to create a GIS, a webmap, and a 3-in-1 map-based program that had the capabilities of executing Part 139 Self Inspections, asset management, and work orders. The GIS system and webmap were successfully created to aid in management, cohesiveness, and efficiency within the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, the managing entity of the Toledo Express Airport. For the 3-in-1 map-based program, I worked closely alongside a programmer to develop the system and it is in the process of being programmed. The GIS system and webmap have both been implemented into the management of Toledo Express Airport. During the Aviation Advisory Board meeting at Bowling Green State University April 15, 2016, I presented the process and results of combining GIS and airport management. The process of applying GIS to aviation is a recent and ongoing combination of disciplines that the FAA classifies as “Airport GIS.”





First Advisor

Dr. Yu Zhou

First Advisor Department


Second Advisor

Dr. Royce Ann Martin

Second Advisor Department

Engineering Technologies

Publication Date

Spring 5-2-2016