It is well known that drones, along with other aircraft, possess a certain safety risk when operated. This potential safety hazard of drones has been highlighted in the media many times. Oftentimes this serves as bad publicity for companies and individuals seeking to use drones to benefit the public. When it comes to automated mission planning for drones, there are steps one can take to ensure that there are as many safeguards in place as possible. Not only does this make it safer for the operator, but it also increases the feeling of safety for the public.
UgCS has been developed with flight safety in mind. UgCS comes with several in-built safeguards. These are some of them.
In-built no-fly zones
UgCS comes out of the box with in-built no-fly zones around all major airports as well as the ability to create your own custom no-fly zones. This allows the operator to be sure that the flights are within legal distances from airports. Furthermore, if a part of the route intersects the no-fly zone, the route is calculated in a way so that the waypoints are placed around the no-fly zone.
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In UgCS you can import your own 3D models of buildings and terrain elevation profiles for places where the default Google terrain elevation is not precise enough. You can use these models to make your flight plans more precise.
To find out more about these features yourself, download the latest version of UgCS.