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Shapefiles for the maps available on PIDS GIS site

Requested from PIDS by M. Bona at 10:22 AM on Nov 15, 2022.
Purpose: Research for graduate school
Date of Coverage: 01/05/2010 - 06/30/2022
Tracking no: #PIDS-953342302284

Bona 10:22 AM, Nov 15, 2022

Hello! Thank you always for the hard work that PIDS does. I'm writing to request for  the shapefiles and other tabular data (map files) associated with the PIDS GIS site ( I am a Filipino graduate student at the University of Notre Dame in the US. I am doing a project that involves mapping certain demographic factors and trying to find a correlation with these to the prevalence of crime. I know I can download a copy of the map in picture form, but I would like to use the shapefiles for a project.  I know I gave a large range, but the latest data is enough!

Salcedo 12:27 PM, Nov 15, 2022

November 15, 2022

Dear Ms. Bona:

Thank you for your request dated November 15, 2022, under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for the Responsibilities of the Departments.

We received your request on November 15, 2022, and will respond on or before December 6, 2022, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Thank you,

FOI Receiving Officer

Salcedo 01:46 PM, Nov 17, 2022

November 17, 2022

Dear Ms. Bona,


Thank you for your request dated November 15, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You requested for the following data files:
•	Shapefiles and other tabular data (map files) associated with the PIDS GIS site (

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, this Office does not produce the shapefiles you have requested. PIDS makes use of administrative data and maps from other agencies for its research studies. You may want to look at the PIDS Economic and Social Database ( to download various economic data and social statistics. As for the shapefiles, kindly request them directly from the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (  

Kindly check other PIDS publications that are available on our website (link here:

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