Expertise

Geographic Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems

Abt SRBI offers advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) capabilities to all survey research projects and clients with the Abt SRBI GIS department.  GIS is a system for data management, visualization, analysis of data referenced to geographic locations.  Abt SRBI is an industry leader in the application of GIS technology and methods for survey research.  

Examples include:

USAID Health Systems 20/20 Nigeria

Nigeria GIS projectAbt SRBI GIS recently provided support to a “Health Systems 20/20” U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project in Nigeria in partnership with Abt Associates.  A national survey was conducted through USAID to identify and locate health facilities throughout Nigeria, survey key health characteristics, and create comparative cartographic outputs for a complete atlas of health indices. Another component of this multi-year effort was the identification and training of local staff in GIS to continue health and mapping momentum following the conclusion of the project. Abt SRBI GIS staff visited Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria to meet with project leaders regarding local needs and preferences, then created a customized 175+ page training manual for a 5-day GIS training course in Nigeria.