Intermap integrates NEXTView with IDRONECT UTM for Africa
Intermap Technologies, a global leader in geospatial content and intelligence solutions, has announced the successful integration of its NEXTView platform with Aviatize‘s IDRONECT UTM to support a medical delivery pilot project in Africa.
Developed in partnership with Lufthansa Systems, this is the second strategic deployment for NEXTView in Africa. Aviatize’s IDRONECT UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management system) will be the control hub for drones to fly beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) when delivering medicine to remote locations. While certification is not yet required for navigation and safety data used in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that fly within visual range, it is widely expected that regulatory certification will be required within the next several years for BVLOS drones as the delivery infrastructure is established and commercial applications proliferate.
Integrating NEXTView with IDRONECT UTM enables safer and more efficient UAS operations. Flightpaths designed with NEXTView are more direct due to the rendering of terrain and obstacles from multiple sources with extremely high efficiency and acuity. With its accuracy and scale, NEXTView improves safety for the aircraft, as well as for people and property on the ground. The platform’s cloud-native delivery architecture is agnostic to the way customers choose to consume data and leverages Intermap’s proprietary IRISTM-driven content creation engine and integrated supply chain to stream or deliver integrated data with low latency.