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Table 2 Costs of participatory mapping

From: Participatory mapping of target areas to enable operational larval source management to suppress malaria vector mosquitoes in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Activity/Item Costs in TSh (2005) Costs in USD Costs per km2 in USD Costs per TCU in USD
Technician (BSc in Geography or equivalent; skilled in working with communities, GIS and aerial imagery) 2,450,000 2,156 129 3.7
Field assistant (trained by technician) 1,050,000 924 55 1.6
CORPs (responsible for and familiar with the area to be mapped, and respected by the community) 780,000 686 41 1.2
Training for CORPs in sketch mapping (implemented by UMCP management team and technician) 200,000 176 10 0.3
Aerial photographs (printed; resolution of 1 m or better and colour images recommended) 5,000,000 4,400 262 7.5
Lamination (for protection of printed aerial photographs) 50,000 44 3 0.1
Stationary & copy costs (mapping templates for TCU sketch maps, description forms for each plot, pens) 300,000 264 16 0.4
Computer with GIS software (for example MapInfo Professional 6.0, ArcView 3.2 or more recent versions) 2,500,000 2,200 131 3.7
Colour printer & cartridges 1,200,000 1,056 63 1.8
Motorbike (optional) & fuel 2,300,000 2,024 121 3.4
Total 15,830,000 13,930 831 24
  1. The costs of the participatory mapping for a total of three wards (16.8 km2) with a total of 589 TCUs are calculated on the following basis: Two CORPs per day with a daily remuneration of TSh 3,000 per person, with five working days per week over a period of six months. Exchange rate: TSh 1,000 = USD 0.88 (source: http://www.oanda.com, September 1, 2005). The amount for item "aerial photographs" may vary due to availability; adequate imagery might be freely available, e.g. from Google Earthâ„¢.