Do you think you can solve India’s most complex urban challenges?

Do you think you can bring your ideas from drawing board to reality?

Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture, and achievements.

As part of the celebrations, we are calling upon all storytellers, innovators, and disruptors to propose innovative solutions that address pressing urban challenges faced by Indian cities

Collaborate and co-create ingenious geospatial data stories powered by open data. These data stories can include interactive visualizations, informative story maps and dashboards that provide valuable insights to reimagine the developing needs of Indian cities.


About the Urban Geospatial Data Stories Challenge

Geospatial technology is the future of enhanced service delivery in urban areas. It provides a common language to decipher the context of urban India and gain actionable insights by integrating all types of locational & real time intelligence.

To propel the urban geospatial ecosystem, Urban Geospatial Data Stories Challenge aims to combine the power of geospatial data, analytics, and open innovation.

The Challenge is an opportunity for passionate individuals and ecosystem partners to co-create visionary narratives of future urban India. The innovative ideas and stories will help experience the potential of geospatial capabilities in cities and foster adoption of geospatial technologies.


The Winning entries will be

Showcased at the Smart Cities: Smart Urbanization Conference to be organized by Smart Cities Mission, MOHUA in Surat in February 2022.

Featured on India Urban Observatory

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Overall Process

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Register for the challenge. Think of an Urban Issue

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Hackathon kickstart

Choose an Urban sector. Download data from dataspace website and other sources.

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Submitting Data Stories

Submit your Geospatial Data Story with Documentation

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Top 3 entries, along with 5 special mentions to be announced & published on India Urban Observatory

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