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Bangalore Open Data Repository

Bangalore Open Data Repository is repository of data, code and related artifacts that I have collected in my personal capacity ( My personal introductory blog post ). Its targeted at data enthusiasts, data scientists, researchers and developers who are interested in public data related to Bangalore. Its maintained as a mercurial repository and available at http://code.thejeshgn.com/bangalore. If you are a developer then you can clone

hg clone http://code.thejeshgn.com/bangalore

you can send me a pull request if you have patched any code or cleaned up the data.

If you are not interested in history but just need a snap shot then you can download the whole project as a zip file at

http://code.thejeshgn.com/bangalore/get/tip.zip

Contact or Request Data

You can get in touch with me using email:

i @ thejeshgn . com

Use my GPG Keys for sending me an encrypted mail. I strongly recommend it.

You can request data by sending me a mail or by opening an issue on public issue tracker.

FAQ

1.I have data and I want to make it available?

If its in Public Domain then its easy.Upload it to internet archive. Also send me a mail if its related to Bangalore. I will try to make it available here too. If not very sure. Send me a mail. Lets discuss how we can make it available to the rest of the world. You can use my GPG Keys for sending me an encrypted mail.

2.What is the data format?

I try to use an open data format as much as possible. Example: txt, csv, kml, svg, sqlite, odf, png, ogg etc

3.Whats the copyright of the data available here?

If there is any specific copyright attached to a file/dataset it will be mentioned so in that file. If not all the data is under ODC Open Database License.

In simple words

You are free:

To Share: To copy, distribute and use the database.
To Create: To produce works from the database.
To Adapt: To modify, transform and build upon the database.

As long as you:

Attribute: You must attribute any public use of the database, or works produced from the database, in the manner specified in the ODbL. For any use or redistribution of the database, or works produced from it, you must make clear to others the license of the database and keep intact any notices on the original database.
Share-Alike: If you publicly use any adapted version of this database, or works produced from an adapted database, you must also offer that adapted database under the ODbL.
Keep open: If you redistribute the database, or an adapted version of it, then you may use technological measures that restrict the work (such as DRM) as long as you also redistribute a version without such measures.

Available data

  1. heatmap - Bangalore heat map creation code and data. It uses SVG file. Also has examples.
  2. GIS/bruhath_bangalore_mahanagara_palike.kml - BBMP Bangalore Wards KML file.
  3. GIS/bbmpwards - Shape and SQL files for BBMP - Bangalore Ward Boundaries.
  4. Election - Election results
  5. Weather/Temperature
  6. Weather/Rain
  7. Education - List of Govt preschools and schools with GIS info
  8. PublicTransport/BMTC - Bus related information

Contributors

  1. Karnataka Learning Partnership - Education related data
  2. India Water Portal - Water and weather related data

Usage examples

  1. Choropleth maps of Bangalore BBMP Wards
  2. I Love Blr : Visualizing Bangalore Temperature