Spatial Information Research

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 87–95 | Cite as

Airspace map design to implement customer-friendly service on unmanned aerial vehicles

  • JinYoung Kwon
  • YeonWoong Kim
  • Se-Hyu ChoiEmail author
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  1. Academia and Industry collaboration on the Spatial Information


Today, as the number of drones has suddenly increased, the problems of collision between drones in low altitude flight and Traffic control in drone flight have been highlighted. The collision between drones has a potential danger that can be extended to a very serious accident, which is directly linked to the second or third accident rather than the first accident. More detailed and thorough air traffic management is essential in order to minimize the collisions between drones and predict or address the collision before the collision occurs. However, the current unmanned traffic management technology is a basic research level and it is urgent to establish the concept. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to design and compare the airspace maps for drones, which is a core technical element in construction of drone Traffic control system. As a result of this study, based on the building height values in the conventional navigation map, a drone obstacle map for each airspace area is displayed. Also, the airspace classification is analyzed and the design definition and method for the uncontrolled drones are suggested.


Airspace map Unmanned traffic management Drone traffic Drone obstacle map 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Spatial InformationKyungpook National UniversityDaeguSouth Korea
  2. 2.Research Planning TeamR&D Institute, HYUNDAI MNSOFTDaeguSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringKyungpook National UniversityDaeguSouth Korea

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