MEASURE Evaluation GIS Working Group Meeting 2016

The MEASURE Evaluation Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Working Group Meeting took place June 2016.

On June 23, 2016, the MEASURE Evaluation GIS (geographic information systems) Working Group held its 16th annual meeting at the offices of Palladium in Washington, DC.

GIS WG 2016The meeting lasted a full day, and involved 31 participants from 15 organizations, including GIS specialists, program managers, and health advocates from USAID, CDC (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), OGAC (the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator), and a number of non-governmental organizations. This year’s agenda was entitled “Challenges and Promising Solutions for Improving the Use of Geospatial Data for PEPFAR Decision Making.”

The morning’s keynote address was given by Carrie Stokes, chief geographer of USAID and director of the USAID GeoCenter. The remainder of the day featured both presentations and group work in three main areas:  data quality, data use, and data analysis. 

For a detailed report of the day’s activities, including presentation summaries, group work results, the meeting agenda, and an attendee list, please click here. Actual presentations from the day can be viewed below.

If you wish to be added to the GIS Working Group email list and to receive information about next year’s meeting, please contact either or at MEASURE Evaluation.

Presentations


Doing the Right Thing at the Right Time in the Right Place: How geospatial data and tools can support PEPFAR

John Spencer, MEASURE Evaluation

PEPFAR’s Experience with Spatial Data Quality: Moving towards spatial data governance

Nate Heard, U.S. Department of State

Maps As a Tool for Data Use: Considerations for improvement

Isabel Brodsky and Andrea Vazzano, MEASURE Evaluation

Beyond Dots on a Map: Spatially Modeled Surfaces of DHS data

Clara R. Burgert-Brucker, Pete Gething, Andy Tatem, and Tom Bird, The DHS Program

Geospatial Targeting for HIV Programs Using Modelbuilder

John Spencer, MEASURE Evaluation

Reality Check

John Spencer, MEASURE Evaluation