Project Volatum: Drone Environment Recognition Software

THE CHALLENGE: Don’t Crash My Drone

Create an app that will enable small drone operators to know more about specific weather parameters, local terrain and no fly zones within a five-mile radius of their GPS location.


With the help of our application, we can protect the drone from potential accidents or crashing. Our application considers various parameters, such as weather, terrain, no fly zones within a five mile radius of the current location of the drone.

Resources Used

A list of no fly zones from

Front end developed with Bootstrap templates

Weather parameters obtain through the help of OpenWeatherMap api

Terrain elevations data obtain through the help of the google maps api

The data collected is stored in a database developed with the IBM Bluemix platform

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