New GIS Data for the Demographic and Health Surveys

USAID's Measure Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) are an extraordinary (free) data set on maternal and child health from around the world. They've just released their new spatial data repository which, among other things, adds crucial shape files of subnational region borders over time. From the official announcement:
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new open data GIS resource from MEASURE DHS.                                                                          
The Spatial Data Repository provides geographically-linked health and demographic data from the MEASURE Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) project and the U.S. Census Bureau for mapping in a geographic information system (GIS).
-Boundaries of DHS regions can be explored to visualize change over time.
-Data from DHS indicators and U.S. Census population estimates can be downloaded in GIS format.
Please share with your colleagues and friends.
Go explore!  http://spatialdata.measuredhs.com/

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