I’ve geolocated my favorite drone videos on an interactive map. These videos are quite popular and have garnered more than 20.2 million views combined. Given the backlash against private UAVs around the world, I created this map to illustrate the value of drone videography to educate and entertain.

Although Phantom fliers get no love on DIY Drones, they comprise a significant portion of the videos featured on this map. Who else but a Phantom flier would fly into an active volcano?

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Comment by bigkahuna on April 26, 2014 at 7:41pm

Love your site.  I've been wanting to do something similar for a long time.  Unfortunately don't have a budget for something like ESRI makes.  Anyone know of any open source web tools / templates to make something similar?

Comment by criro1999 on April 26, 2014 at 7:58pm

Your videos are really cool. Thanks for sharing

Comment by criro1999 on April 26, 2014 at 8:02pm

@bigkahuna Indeed, the interactive map is a good approach.

I did create myself some "interactive maps" on my website where I did add my panoramas video, aerial or ground, see below.


Comment by Randy on April 26, 2014 at 10:40pm

The site looks great.

Of course some of the submitters are not taking proper precautions.  Check out the "first flight of the phantom". Times Square and Central Station are probably not the best places to try out your new copter.  Beautiful video though.

Comment by Jack Crossfire on April 26, 2014 at 10:57pm

Can't say the interface does what it's supposed to, but at least it's buzzword compliant.  After Google buys 3D Robotics, there should be an automatic, mandatory geolocated repository of every video ever made.

Comment by Oliver Volkmann on April 27, 2014 at 3:01am

I hope 3DR never sells itself out.

Comment by Martin Guttesen on April 27, 2014 at 3:38am

@bigkahuna maby you can use Cesium. try to look at this demo http://cesiumjs.org/demos/powdertracks.html

Comment by Dave Scheirer on April 27, 2014 at 3:08pm

@bigkahuna  Esri offers a free Public Account where you can make the same style Story Map.  After you have an account, go to Story Maps | Apps and then Build a Tour.

Comment by Dave Scheirer on April 27, 2014 at 3:20pm

@Jack Crossfire Sorry that you're having problems.  Thanks for the screen capture.  For some reason the map is going to a responsive template which usually happens under 820 pixels wide.  However, it looks like your screen is wider than 820 pixels.  My first suggestion is to try a browser other than Firefox.  However, I'm not having any problems with the responsive template on Firefox | Windows 7.    

Comment by Dave Scheirer on April 27, 2014 at 3:34pm

@criro1999 Thanks for the comment and the link to your panoramas. The panoramas are fun to revisit places I've been such as Prague and visit places I haven't such as Neuschwanstein.


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