PrecisionHawk’s Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety (LATAS) platform to replace AirMap
PrecisionHawk, Inc. today announced a partnership with DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, to improve its geofencing technology. Leveraging PrecisionHawk’s Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety (LATAS) platform, DJI will be able to refine airspace limitations for drone flights near airports in order to provide smarter protection for drones in critical areas and clarify restrictions.
This partnership will go into effect as DJI releases its Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) Version 2.0. To obtain reliable geospatial information for the enhanced shapes in GEO 2.0, DJI will use data from PrecisionHawk’s LATAS platform, replacing DJI’s previous geospatial data provider AirMap. LATAS will provide DJI’s customers with critical airspace information that will position them to fly safely in North America.
“PrecisionHawk has an unwavering commitment to safely integrating drones into the airspace and enabling complex operations. Through our work under the FAA Pathfinder Program, we have shown how technology such as LATAS can play a critical role in unlocking advanced operations, including beyond visual line of sight flight,” said Diana Cooper, senior vice president of policy and strategy at PrecisionHawk. “After years of development and testing, we are excited to leverage our LATAS platform to support DJI’s customers in conducting safe drone operations across North America.”