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AirMap showing drones location on the map?!
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dronespilot
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Hello pilots,

So I decided to try AirMap, and I logged on and was ready to connect my M2P. But I noticed that on the map there are icons that if you click on you’ll see the current location and number of drones and flights. If you keep zooming in, you’ll be able to see the exact location. I’ve tested this with a few locations and I was able to see exactly where they’re flying.

Check the photos. I did not include the ones where I zoomed in to see the exact location (for the sake of privacy) but I think every AirMap user will be able to see it.

Does anyone know how this is possible? Am I getting it wrong? I hope so. But If I’m not then this is a huge privacy concern.





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2-9 10:15
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AlphaFlightNW
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Hello! I am not too well versed in the ways of airmap but I believe this is just showing people how setup missions in the app itself, which reports your location and activities. I personally never used it, I use Skyward.io since it's less frustrating than airmap, but maybe someone with more experience than I can pipe up and tell us how this works
2-9 11:11
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dronespilot
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AlphaFlightNW Posted at 2-9 11:11
Hello! I am not too well versed in the ways of airmap but I believe this is just showing people how setup missions in the app itself, which reports your location and activities. I personally never used it, I use Skyward.io since it's less frustrating than airmap, but maybe someone with more experience than I can pipe up and tell us how this works

That's exactly what I am referring to, reporting the location and activity in public. I have not heard of Skyward.io, I will check it. Thank you, AlphaFlightNW!
2-9 12:54
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dronespilot
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I found out that flight information is publicly available by default and you can turn it off in the settings.
2-10 05:56
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