Here is another idea that was inevitable. Heiko Appenrodt, a German businessman living in Moscow/Russia, linked up with Kai Weller, a student of Mechatronics in the city of Esslingen, Germany to create dronetheworld.com.
“The idea came to mind when we realized that drone videos just get lost in the vast array of footage listed on platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo etc. “Dronies”, meaning drone owners and -filmers, are shooting amazing footage of landmarks, cityscapes, nature, whatever can be imagined. We felt that these films needed a lot more attention, and a better chance to spread them,” said Heiko.
He built the site almost overnight to see what the reaction in the Drone-community would be. The core feature is a browsable earth map displaying locations of all videos posted.
The feedback was sufficient to build a more professional, better designed site. Once built, selected drone videographers were invited to test the beta-version. The word spread quickly. Encouraged the team went live on the 19th February 2016.
Within three days, over a hundred videos were posted, and the site received over a thousand visits.
According to Heiko, the future of this site looks bright. Currently a non-profit project, there may be an effort to go commercial. You can view the site map and drone videos here.