FAA Drone Shapefile Restricted Areas

I filed a FOIA way back in December (restricted airspace shapefile data) – after following up several times I was told within ten days I will have a response.  I am assuming the FAA does not have official restricted drone airspace shapefile data.  I am going to start compiling official gis datasets that essentially build up the layer and list below.



Military Areas (data is from 2012, there should be a newer dataset)



**site down: https://catalog.data.gov/dataset/military-installations-ranges-and-training-areas

correct site: http://www.acq.osd.mil/eie/BSI/BEI_DISDI.html

supplemental military data:


Click to access UCP_2011_Map4.pdf

Outdated mapbox data: https://github.com/mapbox/drone-feedback/tree/master/sources/shapefile


FAA TFR: http://www.faa.gov/uas/tfr/

FAA B4UFLY: https://www.faa.gov/uas/b4ufly/

No Charges Filed Against Drunk NGA Drone Pilot…

The NGA Doesn’t have to answer to anyone, including the following:President Obama, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Public.


Keep up the hard work NGA…



NGA statement on White House drone incident 

January 27, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Va. —  An employee with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency was questioned yesterday by the Secret Service as the operator of the drone involved in Monday’s incident at the White House.

The employee self-reported the incident Monday. The employee was off duty and is not involved in work related to drones or unmanned aerial vehicles in any capacity at NGA.

Even though the employee was using a personal item while off duty, the agency takes the incident very seriously and remains committed to promoting public trust and transparency.

The Secret Service is currently investigating the incident.

Media Contact:
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Don Kerr
Chief of Media
Phone: (571) 557-2299
Email: Donald.B.Kerr@nga.mil