GIS Boundary files for PMA data

IPUMS PMA provides boundary files (shapefiles) that facilitate subnational mapping. The shapefiles correspond to the specific geographic variables in the IPUMS PMA microdata. The attribute table includes codes for the COUNTRYNUM (country ISO code) variable and the corresponding country-specific code that the GIS boundaries match (e.g. GEOET for Ethiopia regions).

Users should note that, shapefiles distributed by IPUMS PMA provide generalized boundaries and are not intended for precise geographical calculations.

IPUMS PMA provides a World map (60Mb) with national boundaries that match Large Scale International Boundaries (LSIB). LSIB is in the WGS84 datum, and boundaries reflect U.S. government (USG) policy and not necessarily de facto control. The attribute table in the world map lists the ISO country code for the PMA countries (COUNTRYNUM). Each national map listed in the table below nests within the world map.

PMA also provides a single global shapefile corresponding to the variable SUBNATIONAL, which combines all countries in the IPUMS PMA database. Download the global boundary file HERE.

The table below lists IPUMS PMA countries, the major unit(s) of geography identified in the samples and the corresponding shapefile.

Country Geographic variable Geographic unit(s)/years Shapefiles
Burkina Faso GEOBF Region (2014-2019) geobf
Cote d'Ivoire GEOCI Region (2017-2018) geoci
Democratic Republic of the Congo GEOCD Selected provinces (2013-2019) Not available
Ethiopia GEOET Region (2014-2019) geoet
Ghana GEOGH Region (2013-2017) geogh
India DISTRICTIN Districts; State of Rajasthan (2016-2018) districtin
Indonesia GEOID Province (2015-2016) geoid
Indonesia DISTRICTID District (2015-2016) districtid
Indonesia BLOCKID Census block group (2015-2016) Not available
Kenya GEOKE Selected Counties (2014-2019) geoke
Niger GEONE Selected counties (2015-2018) geone
Nigeria GEONGZONE Geographic zone (2016-2017) geongzone
Nigeria GEONG Selected states (2014-2019) geong
Uganda GEOUGGEN Region (2014-2018) geouggen
Uganda GEOUGDET DHS defined regions (2014-2019) geougdet

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