Village / Polling Station (Booth) Level Geospatial Election Analysis
With an over a billion people, the Republic of India is the world's largest democracy.
The election system returns representatives of the people to the Parliament or Lok
Sabha (House of the People in the Union) as well as to State Legislative Assemblies
or Vidhan Sabha (House of the People in the State) every five years. One level of
election is related to another level of election. As a whole, the election system
constitutes a network of election politics in contemporary India, and is the basic
framework of India's democratic regime. This election system has been the pillar
of the Indian democratic regime. In a sense, elections form the essence of Indian
To investigate the mathematics of elections for a particular constituency, either
parliamentary or state legislative assembly, use of aggregate election data along
with demographic data of the area is a necessary requirement.
Datanet India, has introduced GIS as a tool to analysis the electoral and demographic
data at village, town and polling station i.e. booth level. This gives the effective
research inputs for pre-electioneering or post-election analyses. These analysis
reports are perhaps the first of its kind in India,