Improving the Use of GPS, GIS, and Remote Sensing in Setting Up Master Sampling Frames

The Global Office is pleased to announce the publication of Improving the Use of GPS, GIS, and Remote Sensing in Setting Up Master Sampling Frames, the fifth report of its Technical Reports series.

This Report is the result of a comprehensive literature review, followed by a gaps analysis and by the development of innovative methodological proposals. It has been peer reviewed by some of the world’s leading experts upon the subject.

This Technical Report provides a detailed overview of various geospatial tools such as digital cartography, satellite images, geographic information systems, and global navigation satellite systems and of how they can be used to improve sampling frames through stratification, sampling selection, etc. In addition to covering technical methods to leverage these tools, the Report also analyzes the costs and benefits of different geospatial technologies, and provides practical advice on the factors to consider when selecting data acquisitions systems, spatial resolutions, radiometric resolutions, temporal resolutions and other elements.

The Global Strategy’s stakeholders will find this publication particularly useful as they engage in activities aimed at improving their statistical systems through the integration of geospatial technologies.