PEPFAR Spatial Data Life Cycle

Marc Mason -

The Spatial Data Lifecycle is a data stream-specific complement to broader Data Governance policy. Spatial data are the latitude and longitude we use to represent health facilities in maps and geographic analysis. They also include the polygons that demarcate administrative units in Panorama and DATIM.
The attached document's primary objective is to define roles and responsibilities for the creation and management of spatial data in the program. It also does the following:

  • emphasizes the importance of spatial data quality and completeness in analysis while identifying key ways to improve them;
  • offers guidance on how spatial data collected through PEPFAR can strengthen the spatial data infrastructure of partner governments and;
  • promotes a stronger GIS community of practice in the program.


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