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GPS coordinates and variable names in SPA data [message #15932] Sun, 07 October 2018 21:57 Go to next message
srussell
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Hello,

I have two basic questions about the SPA datasets, specifically those in Senegal.

First, there are several webpages that indicate the SPA datasets include GPS coordinates or are geo-referenced. For instance, under the survey characteristics for the 2017 SPA in Senegal (https://dhsprogram.com/what-we-do/survey/survey-display-534.cfm), there is a bullet point for "GPS/georeferenced." However, I can not find any coordinates after having downloaded the dataset. Are these coordinates actually available? If so, where?

Second, what file is the best link between the variable names in the SPA datasets and the questions on the SPA questionnaires? The user notes that come with the 2017 SPA in Senegal suggest that, because only raw files are available, one should consult the "facility and provider questionnaire" to identify the variables. However, it is not clear to me how the questions in the SPA questionnaires here (https:// dhsprogram.com/What-We-Do/Survey-Types/SPA-Questionnaires.cf m) link to the variable names to the raw dataset. Is there another file that makes this connection?

Thanks so much for your help.
Re: GPS coordinates and variable names in SPA data [message #16156 is a reply to message #15932] Mon, 12 November 2018 14:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
fcavallaro is currently offline  fcavallaro
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Hello,

It looks like the GPS data are "not yet available" for the Senegal SPA. Is there an estimated date of release for these?

Many thanks,
Francesca
Re: GPS coordinates and variable names in SPA data [message #16160 is a reply to message #16156] Tue, 13 November 2018 05:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
fcavallaro is currently offline  fcavallaro
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Another question: how can I request access to the GPS datasets for the 2012-13 SPA? I cannot find this option under the relevant project page in my accounts.

Many thanks,
Francesca
Re: GPS coordinates and variable names in SPA data [message #16170 is a reply to message #16160] Fri, 16 November 2018 18:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tfish-DHS is currently offline  tfish-DHS
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All of the pre-2017 GPS data for the Senegal SPA is now available for download
Re: GPS coordinates and variable names in SPA data [message #16175 is a reply to message #16170] Sat, 17 November 2018 13:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
fcavallaro is currently offline  fcavallaro
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Many thanks for your response! I have just submitted the request.

Is there an estimated release date for the 2017 SPA GPS? This would be useful to know to decide whether it's worth waiting for the 2017 data before submitting a paper.

Thanks again,
Francesca
Re: GPS coordinates and variable names in SPA data [message #16187 is a reply to message #16175] Mon, 19 November 2018 11:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tfish-DHS is currently offline  tfish-DHS
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I don't foresee them being released until, at best, the summer
Re: GPS coordinates and variable names in SPA data [message #16194 is a reply to message #16187] Tue, 20 November 2018 06:03 Go to previous message
fcavallaro is currently offline  fcavallaro
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Many thanks for your reply, that's really helpful to know.
Francesca
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