Everywhere your drone is banned from flying, in one map

Drone operators, be warned: Fly over the Grand Canyon, or Yellowstone, or Fort Bragg and you’ll incur the wrath of the Federal Aviation Administration. In fact, drones cannot operate over any national parks, near any airports or around any military bases.

The FAA is considering rules and regulations regarding commercially available drones, a relatively new arrival on the aviation scene. Most recently, the FAA began investigating a number of operators who flew their drones through or around fireworks displays on the Fourth of July. (Those drones got some pretty cool footage, however.)

As they consider the new rules, the folks at Mapbox have put together a nifty interactive map showing the no-fly zones that presently exist. So, when you take your drone out for a spin, avoid these areas:

Thanks to the folks at Mapbox for letting us post their cool map.

Reid Wilson covers national politics and Congress for The Washington Post. He is the author of Read In, The Post’s morning tip sheet on politics.

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