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Data Visualization for Mumbai

By Akshay Kore
Guide: Prof. Venkatesh Rajamanickam

Our governments create and release vast quantities of data about us and our surroundings by means of the census, budgets, human development reports, lan use studies , etc. This data is released in the public domain and is regularly accessed and used by policy and decision makers in both the public and private domain.

Visualization of enables the analysis of data and especially when the data is available in vast quantities. These decision and policy makers make use of data visualizations regularly. Visualization of data done by these individuals or groups is most often done with a purpose in mind. However, insights can come from anywhere, in seemingly disparate correlations of two or more datasets. Access to these datasets is often difficult due to the scattered nature of our government bodies and even after the access is gained, the datasets come in different tangible and intangible file formats making direct use of these datasets for visualization a difficult and often a laborious task.

With the city of Mumbai as an example, this project aims to enable an easy way to visualize the city’s spatial data. This is done by means of a web based application called the MumbaiData Visualization Tool. The higher goal is to enable faster and better decision making by means of set an example for all city governments in the country.

The project is open to use freely and is made available at

Data Visualization for Mumbai

Media Coverage

Article in City Lab Magazine Article in Mid-day Article in The Hindu

How to use Mumbai Data?

The following video demonstrates how to use Mumbai data:


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You can reach Akshay Kore via email.
You can reach Prof. Venkatesh Rajamanickam via email