Unmanned aircraft systems can improve survey data collection
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, will disrupt many industries in the next 5 to 10 years. In this research brief, we speculate about how UAS could be used in survey data collection to make survey data more accurate and/or less costly. We put forth three ideas for how UAS can be used to improve surveys in the future to (1) supplement survey data with UAS photo and sensor data; (2) deliver survey hardware to selected respondents, and (3) detect and enumerate housing units for sample selection.
Eckman, S., Eyerman, J., & Temple, D. (2018). Unmanned aircraft systems can improve survey data collection. (RTI Press Publication No. RB-0018-1806). Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI Press. https://doi.org/10.3768/rtipress.2018.rb.0018.1806
© 2018 RTI International. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.