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Introducing our free drone safety map

Today, we are pleased to formally announce the launch of our free, global Drone Safety Map. It differs from other ‘drone maps’ by adding 18,000,000 ground hazards, legal restrictions and weather data. In the US, it also shows airports and aerodromes as well as controlled airspace, with filters for airspace restrictions more likely to affect a drone operator.

Our goal is to help drone operators to fly more safely, and to make that easier by providing easy access to safety planning data specifically useful to them. There is a wealth of aviation-focused data available today, but the majority of it is either largely irrelevant or not easily ‘digestible’ by a typical drone operator.

As a drone pilot obeying the law, you’re more likely to be affected by a ground hazard than an aerial restriction – such as a NOTAM or an exclusion zone. That’s why our map has over 70 categories of hazards, all classified with both soft and hard geofences to guide your operations and planning. Compatible drones can automatically connect to our database in real-time to help avoid collisions by automatically preventing the drone from entering geofenced areas.

Providing all of this data and the automatic geofencing capability is the Altitude Angel API – a backend service that developers and manufacturers can call on to integrate this wealth of data into their own products and apps.

The Drone Safety Map can be accessed at and if you’re a developer or manufacturer and want to talk to us about using our data – which is ready for geofencing and other ‘machine-to-machine’ applications, simply reach out to us at [email protected]

Altitude Angel

Altitude Angel

Altitude Angel is an award-winning provider of UTM (Unified Traffic Management) software, enabling those planning to operate, or develop UTM/U-Space solutions, to quickly integrate robust data and services with minimum effort.

From a consistent, well-documented and standards-based platform, drone manufacturers such as DJI and cutting-edge software developers around the world use our Developer Platform to obtain rich, relevant and local geofencing data, exchange and share flight plans, de-conflict their own flights in real-time and interface with national flight authorisation systems. A growing portfolio of enhanced capabilities help our customers to comply with current and future regulations and interface with changing national systems with only minimal effort.

Altitude Angel’s first party solutions also power some of the world’s leading ANSPs, aviation authorities and Enterprises, including LVNL (Netherlands) and Avinor (Norway), empowering them with new capabilities to safely manage and integrate drone traffic into national operations.

Today, Altitude Angel’s market-defining technology is providing a critical, enabling service on which the future of UTM, especially in controlled airspace, will be built across the globe.

By unlocking the potential of drones and helping national aviation authorities, ANSPs, developers and enterprise organisations, Altitude Angel is establishing new services to support the growth in the drone industry.

In 2021 Altitude Angel won a prestigious Air Traffic Management (ATM) Magazine Award in the ‘UTM Service Suppliers’ category, which recognises pioneering technologies and procedures developed by UTM service suppliers to advance safety and complex operations, for its Pop-Up UTM platform.  Read more about the awards here.

Altitude Angel was founded by Richard Parker in 2014 and is headquartered in Reading, UK.

Altitude Angel’s developer platform is open and available to all at


For further information please contact:

Stephen Farmer, Altitude Angel, Head of Corporate Communications & PR

+44 (0)118 391 3503

[email protected]