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Table 4 Data sources

From: Using a geographic information system to enhance patient access to point-of-care diagnostics in a limited-resource setting

Data name



Date obtained


Roads and populated places

User submitted open data that emphasizes local knowledge. Contains both line and point data with attributes

Downloaded May 29th, 2014

MapMagic 2013: Thailand

Health resource facilities

Proprietary point data collected and sold by a Thai based company

Assumed to represent the facilities that exist as of 2013

Global Administrative Areas

Thailand province

Lines representing political boundaries. Note: Bueng Kan was established in 2011 and the new boundary was added manually

Downloaded May 29th, 2014

Kost et al. [15]

Diagnostic technology locations

Resources for available cardiac diagnostic resource were surveyed in Isaan Region. Contains attributed point data

Collected throughout 2009 and 2010.