When it comes to collecting data from a drone survey mission, it is essential to ensure that the process is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations. This is especially true when it comes to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and human privacy. To ensure compliance, UAS operators must take into account a variety of factors, such as the payload, battery life, and flight range of the drone. When planning a drone survey mission, it is important to consider the payload of the drone. This includes any data that will be collected during the mission, such as images or videos.
It is also important to understand the life and range of the drone's battery, as this could affect the amount of data collected. For example, if the drone flies at a higher altitude or in a longer flight range than expected, there is a risk of capturing more personal data than anticipated. In addition to considering the payload and battery life of the drone, it is also important to be aware of any reports on an outbreak of an invasive plant species in the area where the drone will operate. A survey may be required to assess the magnitude of the problem. By taking these factors into account, UAS operators can ensure that their data collection process is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations.