World of Drones: Flights and Regulations

After decades of use by hobbyists and militaries, unmanned aircraft are now proliferating into a wide variety of new applications around the world. These maps describe aspects of that proliferation. New America's primer Drones and Aerial Observation discusses the use of drones to promote property rights, human rights, and global development. The tab marked "Flights" shows noteworthy uses of civil drones. The tab marked "Regulations" shows national regulations pertaining to drones, which vary widely from country to country. Click here to nominate a drone mission for inclusion.