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DroneRise – DJI and Leica Geosystems, the FAA crackdown, Drone Innovators Network and more…

Good morning, here are the headlines you may have missed yesterday with news about a partnership between DJI and Leica Geosystems, the FAA cracking down on drones flying over federal prisons and the introduction of the Drone Innovators Network by the World Economic Forum. Today’s video is a drone flight around the medieval fortifications of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Yesterday’s headlines

Today’s video

Today’s video is from Roland Bochud, who had contacted us by email. Roland is an active amateur drone pilot flying a Yuneec Q500 4K, then the DJI Phantom 4 Pro and now with a Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. Not too shabby! ;-)

Here’s what Roland had to say about his video that was shot using his DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0:

“Drone flight around the medieval fortifications of Fribourg, Switzerland, showing most of the city walls, towers and gates with, in order of appearance:

  1. The Berne Gate and Cats’ Tower (la Porte de Berne et la Tour des Chats)
  2. The Red Tower (la Tour Rouge)
  3. The Dürrenbühl Tower (la Tour Dürrenbühl)
  4. The Bourguillon Gate (la Porte de Bourguillon)
  5. The Gottéron Gate (la Porte du Gottéron)
  6. The Murten Gate (la Porte de Morat)
  7. The Four-Pounder Tower (la Tour des Rasoirs)
  8. The Maigrauge Gate (la Porte de la Maigrauge)
  9. The Henry Tower (la Tour Henry)
  10. The Great Bulwark (le Grand Boulevard – Belluard)”

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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at DroneDJ, where he covers all drone related news and writes product reviews. He also contributes to the other sites in the 9to5Mac group such as; 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys and Electrek. Haye can be reached at or @hayekesteloo