Category: General

Mapping the 2013-14 ZDHS HIV/AIDS Prevalence Rates in Zambia

Sometime last year, we got our hands on the 2013-14 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey report [1]. The document has a wealth of information regarding demographic and health aspects of the Zambian population as a whole. Today, we are sharing visual output of maps showing regional HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Zambia. (more…)

Mapping Historical Regional Voting Patterns of Zambia Presidential Election Results

More maps! This time around, we have generated historical maps for regional presidential election results. We think this provides a better understanding of regional voting patterns over the years. For each of the presidential elections held between 1991 and 2016, we visualise the final regional (READ: provincial) outcomes and, additionally, results by electoral administrative boundaries (READ: constituencies). (more…)

Mapping the Zambia 2016 Presidential Election Results

We finally got our hands on the most recent Shapefiles [1]. Also, a few weeks back, we got our hands on the official Electoral Commission of Zambia presidential election results [2] and did some really basic analysis. So we decided to visualise the results. No commentary here, just maps… and more maps. (more…)

Mapping the Zambia 2011 Elections Results Using Google Fusion Tables

I have been playing around with Shapefiles [1] these last couple of weeks. So I got the most recently available Zambia GDM Shapefiles [2], made a few modifications to take into account Muchinga Province and new districts, and subsequently merged the DBF file with the 2011 presidential elections results [3]. While I have been exclusively using R packages like maptools [4], I spent the last few minutes working with Google Fusion Tables [5] and came up with the interactive map below. (more…)

Quantifying My Phone Usage – Android Applications Usage Statistics

I came across an interesting article [1] not too long ago… they did this study where they found–in a survey of 2,000 people–that most under 25s check their mobile devices an average of 32 times a day. Now I am NO under 25, but I’ve been obsessing a lot about how often I do this myself. So I have been playing around with Android’s dumpsys, and with these daily statistics, I kind of have an idea of how frequently I use my device. (more…)