Spatial Quality and Anomalies Diagnosis (SQUAD) Tool

Author:MEASURE Evaluation
Description:The Spatial Quality and Anomalies Diagnosis (SQUAD) Tool looks for anomalies in the data that may indicate data quality issues. The SQUAD Tool can be used to assess facility site coordinate locations by comparing point location data against district areas for GIS data quality. The tool identifies possible issues with location coordinate data, such as missing or duplicate coordinates, duplicate facility names, or points plotting outside of their expected districts on the map. The tool produces a list of which records must be corrected, and it also gives feedback on what may be wrong with the data. The downloadable package contains a ZIP file with the ArcGIS Toolbox, a sample geodatabase, and a sample file map.
      Assessment Purpose
    • Ad hoc or targeted assessment
      Health System Level
    • National
    • Subnational
    • Facility or community
    • Data source-specific
      Assessment Areas
    • Data quality
      Primary Data Collection Method
    • Quantitative
      Other Criteria
    • Excel-based tool
    • Includes geographic information system (GIS) component
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