Guides to improve the quality of geospatial data and the use of geospatial technologies
Building on the material developed by the AeHIN GIS Lab, the Health GeoLab works with partners to continue the development of the following series of guidance aiming at improving the quality of geospatial data and the use of geospatial technologies in the health sector in the region:
- Part 1 – Introduction to the data-information-knowledge management continuum and the geospatial data management cycle
- Part 2 – Implementing the geospatial data management cycle:
- 2.1 Documenting the process and defining the data needs
- 2.2 Defining the vocabulary, the data set specifications and the ground reference
- 2.3 Compiling existing data and identifying gaps
- 2.4 Creating geospatial data
- 2.4.1 Extracting data from other sources
- 2.4.2: Collecting data in the field
- 2.5 Cleaning, validating and documenting the data
- 2.6 Distributing, using and updating the data
The AeHIN GIS Lab also contributed to the development of the following guidance:
- Guidance on the Use of Geospatial Data and Technologies in Immunization Programs: Overview and Managerial Considerations for In-Country Strengthening.
- HIS geo-enabling: Guidance on the establishment of a common geo-registry for the simultaneous hosting, maintenance, update and sharing of master lists core to public health
The following starter kits have then been developed to help new users to get started on Esri GIS products:
- ArcMap 10.5 with authorization code starter kit;
- ArcGIS Online starter kit.
- Unlimited access to Esri’s e-Learning
- Survey 123 for ArcGIS
Reference material to follow
The Health GeoLab Collaborative is currently working on the development of:
- Documents and protocols to help countries in the use of GIS to conduct analysis pertinent to UHC;
- A course on HIS geo-enabling for Schools of Public Health in Asia and the Pacific; and
- A toolkit to help countries asses and strengthen the geo-enablement of their HIS
These documents will be posted here as well as in the knowledge repository as they become available.
All this material posted here are meant to be living documents to evolve based on the inputs received from the users. Please therefore don’t hesitate to contact us at info @ healthgeolab.net if you have any suggestions for improvement.
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