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Table 6 Summary of usability testing post test interview results, user group communities/clinics.

From: Open source GIS for HIV/AIDS management

Question User group municipalities User group communities/clinics
Should GIS be used by communities • Yes, but concerns over how it may work • Yes
  • Yes, through NGO's • Knowledge about local conditions
  • Yes very interested • They need all the help they can get
  • Yes, in libraries  
  • Yes, real estate  
Benefits – municipality • Budgeting • Information • Planning • Knowledge of facilities
  • Awareness • Understanding of services by community
  • May pose problems, but should be beneficial • Understanding of local conditions
  • Less phone calls • Identification of problems
  • Relief on municipal staff • Home based carer management
  • Updated data  
  • Communication with municipalities  
  • Informed decisions  
  • Co-operation  
  • Local knowledge  
  • Self governance  
Benefits – community • Information availability • Better living conditions
  • Transparency of government information • Service improvements
  • improved contribution to planning and development Understanding of planning and priorities • Insight
  • Better informed • Engage with municipalities and challenge their decisions
  • Information accessibility • Upliftment
  • Knowledge • Education
  • Ability to articulate needs  
  • Preparation for community meetings  
Hinder • Skills • Computer literacy
  • Political parties • No access to internet
  • Resources • Knowledge
  • Cost • Understanding
  • Facilities • Misuse
  • Access to resources • Skills
  • Resources • Resources
  • Distribution • Map reading
  • Accessibility • Computer literacy
  • Management  
General impression • Positive, but with reservations • Good, happy to be involved in the development
  • Positive, but will need facilitation • Promising
  • Could be of benefit • Good, Creating awareness and sharing knowledge
  • Positive, there is a need for mechanisms such as this • Good, but needs to be simplified
  • Positive, understanding and awareness • Positive
  • Generally positive  
  1. Repetitive answers have been omitted