Rescue the Drone

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.


An application that will tell the following conditions within a five-mile radius of the operator location:

1) Weather parameters of wind speed and direction, gust speed potential, dew point, temperature and visibility.

2) Zoom-capable Imagery of vegetation, buildings, poles and wires, communication towers; bodies of water

3) Known No-Fly Zones or Restricted airspace within a five-mile radius.

For First conditions to fulfill we have used the Weather API in which wind speed & direction, temperature, humidity, terrain will be continuously displayed which will get refreshed after a particular cycle of time depending upon the direction the drone is travelling in.

For second Maps API have been used.

For third condition to be fulfilled RTL feature has been introduced in our application. ie,

Return to launch feature in which in case if drone enters or reaches near one RTL mode enables itself and reaches back to it's launch position(initial coordinates)

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