EASA Introduces Standard For European Drone Map To Clear Confusion
The European aviation agency EASA has recently made an update available on the European regulations for drones. This includes a standard for the introduction of ‘geographical zones’ which should ensure that there is an unambiguous drone map of Europe. The map will be automatically loaded into the memory of your drones in the future. In this article, you can read how and when you will have to deal with this as a drone pilot.
You have probably heard of the concept of geofencing. This is a technique that ensures that a drone cannot take off in places where it is not intended to be, for example near an Airport. Geofencing can also ensure that a drone pilot receives a warning for the presence of a zone where flight restrictions apply. It is then up to the drone pilot to determine whether the flight may still be carried out.
Geofencing works on the basis of a digital drone map, on which, in addition to airports, nature reserves, detention centers, water…