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Table 1 Summary of drone surveys and costs for field survey per site. Cost estimates based on one 4 × 4 vehicle plus driver and fuel, two technical field entomological surveyors plus surveying equipment, community assistant and managerial coordination

From: Using low-cost drones to map malaria vector habitats

Name Description Flight time (min) Total area surveyed (ha) Cost for field survey team
Cheju_A Roadside borrow pit 16 28.6 $70
Cheju_B Natural waterbody 12 16.0 $34
Maboga Slow moving perennial river 7 18.6 $40
Mwera_A Irrigated paddy 7 29.8 $64
Mwera_B Irrigated paddy 10 22.6 $48
Mwera_C Irrigated paddy 7 18.8 $40
Stone Town Natural pond close to roadside and coast 6 14.8 $32