Use of GIS at MUCHAP/IMHDSS
Through Geographical Information System (GIS) cartography, household locations have been plotted on maps plus salient features like schools, health centers, roads, places of worship to enable easy identification of any feature of interest in the field. All government and private primary and secondary schools in Iganga and Mayuge districts were mapped by taking coordinates of schools with the use of Global Positioning System (GPS).
The center acquired some basic equipments such as the 60 hand held Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver (12-channel Etrex Garmin) with a precision of three meters. In related development, a team of MUCHAP/IMHDSS researchers were introduced to basic GIS training. This was conducted for five days in July/August, 2015 at the center by a team of GIS specialists from Makerere University-College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT).