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|Local Time Of Day||1201 To 1800|
|Locale Reference||airport : bos.airport|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : ground|
|Qualification||controller : non radar|
|Experience||controller limited radar : 17|
controller non radar : 3
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|ATC Facility||radar equipment : bos.tower|
Bos for several months has had construction to change the taxiway layout. Txwys at the approach of runway 4L are being realigned/changed. Today was my 1ST day working on the new layout and it is not reflected on the asde. Asde still has the old taxiway layout. As a result; aircraft targets are dropping off the asde in a critical area; at the approach end of an active runway. The asde maps needed to be redrawn in time for the new txwys being opened. The asde only shows targets in the movement area; and the new areas are not depicted; so targets disappear.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: BOS TWR CTLR VOICED CONCERN REGARDING THE FUNCTIONALITY AND UPDATING OF THE ASDE MAPS WITH A RESPECT TO NEWLY MODIFIED TAXI WAYS.
Narrative: BOS FOR SEVERAL MONTHS HAS HAD CONSTRUCTION TO CHANGE THE TXWY LAYOUT. TXWYS AT THE APCH OF RWY 4L ARE BEING REALIGNED/CHANGED. TODAY WAS MY 1ST DAY WORKING ON THE NEW LAYOUT AND IT IS NOT REFLECTED ON THE ASDE. ASDE STILL HAS THE OLD TXWY LAYOUT. AS A RESULT; ACFT TARGETS ARE DROPPING OFF THE ASDE IN A CRITICAL AREA; AT THE APCH END OF AN ACTIVE RWY. THE ASDE MAPS NEEDED TO BE REDRAWN IN TIME FOR THE NEW TXWYS BEING OPENED. THE ASDE ONLY SHOWS TARGETS IN THE MOVEMENT AREA; AND THE NEW AREAS ARE NOT DEPICTED; SO TARGETS DISAPPEAR.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.