stratomaps is committed to providing comprehensive, high-quality data for specific zones where drone operations occur, both within Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) and Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS).
Our goal is to ensure that drone operators, whether engaged in manual or automated operations, have access to complete ground hazard and airspace information specific to their operational zone. This enables them to make informed decisions during flight planning and execution.
To provide comprehensive, high-quality data for specific zones, we process and aggregate data from various commercially or publicly available sources. These sources include data provided by national airspace agencies, national infrastructure entities, terrestrial map data providers, and aerial imagery providers. The data includes, but is not limited to:
Digital Terrain Models (ground elevation)
Building footprints (creation of buffered prohibited zones)
Prohibited zones (e.g., nuclear plants, airports)
Restricted areas (e.g., temporal restrictions, military upper limits)
Ground Hazards (e.g., power lines, antennas)
Natural ground features (e.g., tree lower limits, safe farmland zones)
Satellite imagery (zone monitoring through Machine Learning)
For each new operational zone to be deployed, a data quality check is performed, and a process is established for frequent monitoring. Depending on the use case, specific drone missions may supplement available data using techniques such as photogrammetry and LIDAR. Additional data sources, such as cellular network coverage, wind strength, and wind direction, can also be considered, along with any other data that might affect a drone's performance and operations.