Sampling at community level by using satellite imagery and geographical analysis

  title={Sampling at community level by using satellite imagery and geographical analysis},
  author={Veronica Escamilla and Michael Emch and L{\'e}onard Dandalo and William C. Miller and Francis E A Martinson and Irving F. Hoffman},
  booktitle={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
PROBLEM Traditional random sampling at community level requires a list of every individual household that can be randomly selected in the study community. The longitudinal demographic surveillance systems often used as sampling frames are difficult to create in many resource-poor settings. APPROACH We used Google Earth imagery and geographical analysis software to develop a sampling frame. Every household structure within the catchment area was digitized and assigned coordinates. A random… CONTINUE READING
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