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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 aviation technology company delivering solutions which enable the safer integration and use of fully automated drones into airspace. Through its Airspace Management platform, GuardianUTM O/S, they deliver the essential software platform which enable national deployments of USpace compatible services, safely unlocking the potential of drones and helping national aviation authorities and air navigation service providers to establish new services to support the growth in the drone industry.  

The foundation components of GuardianUTM O/S are also available to enable third-party UTM developers, drone manufacturers and software developers to incorporate enterprise-grade data and services into their UTM solutions.  

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]