DJI have released an update to the GEO beta with added support for the Phantom 4 🙂 – For those who don’t know what GEO is, its a new firmware/GO App that DJI have been testing publicly for a few weeks. You can read the low down on it below. Until now, it has been exclusevely available to test on the DJI Phantom 3 only and required a new app and a firmware update.
I am sure some who have been very very vocal in the RCGroups threat related to it will have their knickers in a twist to find out that the Phantom 4 already has support for it in its firmware 🙂
If you want to beta test it, you can download the BETA Android App HERE and also apply to get access to the IOS app.
DJI’s Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) provides DJI flyers with up-to-date guidance on areas where flight may be limited by regulation or raise safety concerns. In addition to airport location information, flyers will have real-time access to live information on temporary flight restrictions due to forest fires, major stadium events, VIP travel, and other changing circumstances. The GEO system also includes locations such as prisons, nuclear power plants and other sensitive areas where flying may raise non-aviation security concerns.
GEO by default limits flights into or take-off within locations that raise safety or security concerns. If a flight within one of these locations has been authorized, GEO allows users with verified DJI accounts to temporarily unlock or self-authorize their flights. This unlock function is not available for sensitive national-security locations.
The GEO system is advisory only. Each user is responsible for checking official sources and determining what laws or regulations might apply to his or her flight. In some instances, DJI has selected widely-recommended general parameters (such as a 1.5 mile radius at airports) without making any determination of whether this guidance matches regulations that may apply specifically to you.