New map simplifies drone flying in the UK and helps keep our skies safe

Ali Zain 10:48 AM | 22 Apr, 2016
New map simplifies drone flying in the UK and helps keep our skies safe
Following an incident at London's Heathrow Airport in which a drone collided with a passenger plane, the regulators are calling for drone operators to be more mindful of the rules governing their flights, but many struggle as the data they need isn't readily available or relevant to them.

Altitude Angel's free Drone Safety Map focuses on providing authoritative, relevant data to drone operators using technology people already understand. This is critical to the safety of people and property and can help to minimise the risk of airborne incidents.

“We saw a 500% rise in the number of users on our site in a matter of hours", says Richard Parker, CEO, “proving that there is a real desire among drone operators to get access to this information and fly with care. The public and commercial drone operators need access to clear, concise and relevant information in order to be able to carry out their drone flights safely and today, that information is still surprisingly difficult to find without our map".

Parker adds, "while others do provide some of this data, it isn't frequently refreshed and often not clear what is and isn't relevant to those flying drones. This makes it much harder to fly safely."

The Drone Safety Map is already used by thousands of drone operators around the world - despite only being launched a few months ago - and is unique because it also aims to help drone operators interpret the regulations which apply to their flights as well as combining data from a variety of sources into a simple interface.

“We're on our way to solving the challenges faced by regulators as well as the concerns of the general public regarding the sudden surge in drone use around the world," says Parker. “Next month, we'll launch an open, global and automated air traffic control system for drones, together with a secure identity and registration system".

The company is working closely with regulators and manufacturers on its adoption. To access the free Drone Safety Map, simply visit

Ali Zain
Ali Zain

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers ...


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 4, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.9 283.2
Euro EUR 300.98 301.58
UK Pound Sterling GBP 337.01 337.71
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 189 192
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.69
Canadian Dollar CAD 200 202.2
China Yuan CNY 39.67 39.73
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.30

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,200 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs175,930.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Karachi PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Islamabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Peshawar PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Quetta PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sialkot PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Attock PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujranwala PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Jehlum PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Multan PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Bahawalpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Gujrat PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nawabshah PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Chakwal PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Hyderabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Nowshehra PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Sargodha PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Faisalabad PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430
Mirpur PKR 205,200 PKR 2,430


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