Aloft launches Geo Portal to connect FAA airspace with local drone rules
Enforcing local drone rules can be extremely challenging for communities. Too often the rules are simply not presented to drone pilots broadly enough. And many a time, their compliance becomes dependent on posted signs that can be easily missed. It’s a problem that 6,600 US state parks desperately want to solve. Aloft Technologies says its new geospatial data platform, Aloft Geo Portal, can help.
Launched today, Aloft Geo Portal is a free tool to publish airspace and ground-rule advisories to the Aloft data network, including B4UFLY. It aims to close the gap between FAA airspace rules and local ground rules for drone operations nationwide.
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“As it exists today, there’s a major information awareness gap in the industry and for drone pilots everywhere that makes compliance elusive,” Aloft CEO and Founder Jon Hegranes points out. “We’re connecting the dots between drone operators,…