I see. Thanks. I'm new to drones and drone flying. I mainly got one so that I can shoot aerial footage for my short films. It turns out I'm better off getting the Part 107 license so I can have more choices of where to fly. In the meantime, I'm trying to find a wide open area away from people so that I can hopefully practice flying my new drone and get the hang of it.
UAVForecast.com uses a proprietary model to simulate the expected number of GPS satellites you will be able to lock, given the following factors:
The number of GPS satellites visible in the sky (filtered by the elevation mask).The time of day: ionospheric interference with GPS is worse at night.Your latitude and longitude: ionospheric interference is worse close to the equator.The current or forecast Kp index.
Note that the estimate is just that - an estimate - and the actual number you see will vary according to local conditions, random fluctuations in the ionosphere, and so on.