DJI introduces No-Fly Zones for its drones at Winter Olympics

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DJI has updated the software in its drones to include a series of temporary no-fly zones around the venues at the Winter Olympics, which kick off this weekend in South Korea.

DJI says the measures are designed to ensure safety at the high-profile events in Pyeongchang and other Korean cities and will be in effect for the duration of February 2018.

DJI says it set the coordinates for the no-fly zones based on the distance suggested by aviation authorities for clearance from aerodromes.

There are four No-Fly Zones in particular that DJI is enforcing: Pyeongchang, Gangneung, Bongpyeong and Jeongseon in Gangwon Province.

DJI has set up similar temporary no-fly zones around past major events, including the Euro 2016 football tournament and the political party conventions during the last election cycle in the United States.