Datanet India launches geospatial election analysis

1 Author : September 11, 2013 0

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Datanet India, which is over a decade old ITeS company, has revamped and re-launched its web portal in a small ceremony.

This web portal now offers free access to summary results of all the parliamentary and assembly constituencies in India, since independence. Besides, the major service now added is to provide geospatial analysis of election results with the help of GIS maps.

Dr. R.K. Thukral, director of the portal said: “In January 2013, we have established our in-house GIS Lab and started analyzing election results up to village and polling station level with the help of GIS maps. Geographical Information System or commonly called as GIS has traditionally been used as a tool in several fields and one of these is location-based analysis of election results. The GIS based analysis, on one hand, provides a relevant technology to analysis the outcomes of elections so far as post-election analysis is concerned and, on the other, provides the essential inputs for pre-electioneering processes & strategic planning etc.

“The utility of GIS technology based election analysis can also help monitoring various administrative management in elections. However, this is very tedious and manpower-centric job but with our past experience of data collection and its analysis, we have successfully prepared certain reports which are unique in nature and perhaps the first of its kind in India.”

He added that ElectionsinIndia.com offers easy to understand analysis reports with the features like, proper Mapping of villages and towns under a parliamentary or state legislative assembly, for post delimitation period 2008; Demographic Profile of a particular constituency; Village and town-wise thematic maps showing various demographic attributes, for example : estimated religion, schedule caste, schedule tribe population and literacy etc.; Electoral Profile of a particular constituency with time-series graphical presentations; Village and town-wise thematic maps for various electoral attributes, for example : distribution of winning, runner and parties at 3rd position, estimated religion, schedule caste and schedule tribe dominated locations and party-position therein, distribution of winning and runner parties in locations showing above and below average polling percentage; Village and town-wise, two-point vote difference and swing analysis supported with maps and graphs; Polling station (Booth) level analysis, supported with graphs; Supporting data sheets; Report in print and digital formats.

Presently, ElectionsinIndia.com is preparing comparative analysis reports, based on the last held parliament and assembly elections, for the state legislative assemblies of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Delhi, keeping in view the forthcoming state assembly elections in these states. Similar Election analysis reports for parliamentary elections of major states are also under process. Customized analysis, depending upon the availability of demographic and electoral data, can also be provided on request.

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