Mapping Drone No-Fly Zones

While the FAA sorts out regulations for commercial drone flights in the United States, cities, states, and other groups have already restricted the flight of drones. Mapbox is working to compile a comprehensive map of prohibited air space.

Bobby Sudekum describes the methodology of the mapping project, which so far consists of three varieties of no-fly zones for drones: U.S. national parks, military bases, and a five-mile radius around medium to large airports.

The project is taking feedback for additional no-fly zones, especially given the uncertainty about what kind of drone flights are allowed and where.

In the spirit of open data, Mapbox has also provided the embed code for the map, which can be viewed below.

Full Story: Don’t fly drones here


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