Learn more about creating Zones for your devices along with the expected behaviour of the drone while Geofence and NFZs are active.

With Zones, you gain the power to tailor your drone's operational space. This feature enables you to create and manage No Fly Zones and Geofences right from your dashboard. It's designed to ensure your drones fly exactly where you want them to, enhancing safety and compliance with regulations.

Types of Zones: FlytBase supports two primary types of Zones:

  • Geofence: These are customizable virtual geographical boundaries for the drone. Users can view, manage, create, or import custom geofences as per their specific requirements. Once the Geofence has been added, users can link it with a specific Dock to use it with the respective device.

  • No Fly Zone: These are predefined areas where flying is restricted or prohibited, ensuring compliance with local regulations and safety protocols. Users can create, import, and manage NFZs. These apply to all the devices added within an Organization once synchronized accordingly.

Accessing the Geofence Section:

  • Navigate to the' Geofence' section to view, manage, create, or import custom Geofences for your organization.

  • Now, left-click on the "+" button to add a new Geofence. There are two ways to add one:

    • Create

    • Import

Creating a GeoFence

  • To create a Polygon Geofence, select 'Polygon' and left-click on the map. Then adjust the vertices according to your airspace environment and click on 'create'.

  • To create a Circular Geofence, click on 'Circular', then left-click on the map. Adjust the circle's radius by either dragging the node points or directly setting the radius.

  • Operators can toggle the Geofences to be Active/Inactive on the Geofence page.

The Drone will create a smart path within the Geofence in the following scenarios:

  1. Go-to Location is executed: In case a Geofence is active, and a Go-to location is initiated, the drone will create a smart path to reach the intended point and stay within the Geofence area.

  2. RTDS is initiated: In a scenario where a Geofence is present and active, and RTDS is initiated, the drone will create a smart path to reach the docking station and stay within the Geofence area.

You can add an NFZ inside a Geofence.

Assign a Geofence to the device

  • To assign a Geofence to a device, navigate to the 'Zones' section on the device page.

  • Click on 'Select from Library' to choose a geofence for the specific device.

Geofences that are compatible with the device can be selected.

  • Once selected, click on 'Sync' to apply the changes and synchronize the particular device with the Geofence and NFZs.

Expected Behavior of the Drone when Geofence is Active:


Mission Outside Geofence

The drone is on a mission that leads it outside the boundaries of an active Geofence.

The drone initiates a Return-to-Home (RTH) procedure upon approaching the Geofence.

Go-To Location Outside Geofence

'Go-To' location command is issued, directing the drone outside the Geofence.

The drone initially accepts the command and begins the flight. However, it will abort the 'Go-To' maneuver upon Geofence approach and will hover.

Dock Outside Geofence

The docking station is located outside the Geofence, and a mission is assigned.

The drone will not take off, recognizing the dock's location is outside the Geofence.

Ensure that the Geofence boundaries are always at a minimum of 20m away from the Dock location and the intended flying areas.

Flight Configuration:

Setting the Maximum Flight Altitude and Distance Limit:

  • To set the Max Flight Altitude Limit for a device, navigate to the 'Zones' section on the devices page.

  • Enter the Altitude value between 20m-1500m.

  • Similarly, enter a Maximum Distance Limit value between 15m-8000m.

  • Upon achieving the Altitude Limit, the drone will continue the ongoing action without breaching the altitude limit or abort the launch.

  • In case the Distance Limit is breached, the drone will stop its ongoing action and hover, or abort the launch.

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