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Geographic Information Systems

MEASURE Evaluation provides guidance and technical assistance in using and adapting geographic information systems to governments, NGOs, and other decision makers around the world.

Geographic Information Systems
Data Source: Revising the Costed National MVC Programme, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, 2007

Geographic information systems (GIS) make it possible to link, analyze and communicate data using geographic context. Maps and charts produced by a GIS can help reveal relationships, patterns and trends in a way that is quickly understood and easy to share; they not only provide a powerful way to present data, but just as importantly, can be used to link data from different sources using a common geography which can result in a more complete understanding of the data.

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Publications about GIS

GIS Working Group

Geographic Approaches to Global Health online course

GIS Techniques for M&E of HIV/AIDS and Related Programs online course