Aloft Launches Geospatial Management Tools for Drone Data Network
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Today, drone airspace systems and UTM technologies leader Aloft Technologies released the Aloft Geo Portal, a free tool that brings together FAA airspace rules and local ground rules for drone operations nationwide.
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New submissions will gradually be published during the portal’s first phase, with the first set expected to publish in June. Essential for all drone flight, access to a reliable data set covering all air and ground requirements is especially crucial for the future of drone delivery and air taxi use cases.
“We’re connecting the dots between drone operators, local governments and comprehensive rules of operations to the largest and most active drone flight data network,” said Jon Hegranes, CEO and Founder of Aloft. “As it exists today, there’s a major information awareness gap in the industry and for drone pilots everywhere that makes compliance elusive. Aloft aims to solve this problem as this is a missing piece for UTM systems across the globe.”
In order to combat this lack of information, Aloft Geo Portal gives verified users control of advisories, allowing them to reach the largest possible audience of drone pilots through Aloft.
In order to make an account and begin publishing advisories, users will need to provide both a verifiable email from the organization they work for and detailed information on the parameters and basis for the advisory. The portal is currently live and accepting submissions, and can be accessed at https://geo.aloft.ai.
Read more about Aloft (formerly Kittyhawk):
- Notify & Fly: Aloft Launches New Capability for B4UFly App
- Kittyhawk Changes Its Name but Not Its Mission: Introducing Aloft Technologies Inc.
- B4UFLY Web: Kittyhawk Announces Enhanced Desktop Functionality
- Kittyhawk on Eliminating the Network Requirement for Remote ID
- LAANC Use Accelerates: Kittyhawk Reports All-Time Record Levels of Activity
Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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