Yesterday a new website and database launched called NoFlyZone.org, which invites people to enter their home address to prevent amateur drone pilots from zooming over their property, GoPro running. The database is maintained by a team of 10 people based in El Segundo, California, and led by Ben Marcus, a private pilot and drone operator.
Although it’s completely voluntary for drone companies to agree to honor the no-fly zone requests, at least seven drone hardware, operating system, and component makers have agreed to incorporate the NoFlyZone data into their product in some way. These include EHANG, Horizon Hobby, DroneDeploy, YUNEEC, HEXO+, PixiePath, and RCFlyMaps.
”It is up to each of those companies to implement and use the data in a way that works best for their technology and customers,” Marcus told Ars Technica in an e-mail. “Some of the companies in our coalition are drone manufacturers who can create a virtual barrier, or geo-fence, around each property. Others, like DroneDeploy and PixiePath, are operating system providers who will make our comprehensive database of no-fly zones available to its end-users.”
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