Mapping Nutrition in SPRING's Working Upazilas

SPRING/Bangladesh staff collecting coordinates.
SPRING/Bangladesh staff collecting coordinates

SPRING/Bangladesh has been using geographic information systems (GIS) since its inception in 2012. The project has produced maps of its 40 working upazilas in Bangladesh and is delighted to make the web-versions of those maps available for everyone.

A typical SPRING/Bangladesh GIS map shows the locations of the Government-run community clinics, the graduated and ongoing farmer nutrition schools, and the union health and family welfare centers (UHFWC). The visual nature of maps makes it easy to understand where exactly SPRING/Bangladesh is working in an upazila, and helps with decision-making and program learning. It is also helpful when working with collaborative partners and understanding where gaps and opportunity areas in implementation could exist.

GIS provides USAID and its projects with a clearer picture of the work that is happening in the field. Information about health facilities, road networks, etc. along with the key elements of the project are gathered and presented in the form of maps to help track progress and make data-driven and evidence-based decisions.

SPRING/Bangladesh also participated in a workshop on GIS Day last year to share their experiences and learn how other projects were using it.

Explore the map below or click here to view the map as a presentation.