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An Economic Atlas of India
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India is the world’s second-most populous country with more than a billion inhabitants. It is the seventh largest country in terms of area. The data provided by the Census of India in 2011 offers insight into how India is evolving from a developing to a developed country.
This economic atlas was a student project that provides an overview of the socioeconomic conditions in India at the district level. It is presented in a story map format, which allows scrolling through the content easily, while at the same time interacting with the maps. An exploration of the atlas reveals that the level of economic development, as characterized by the variables selected, varies widely.
Such variables as population growth, literacy rate, access to safe drinking water, banking, and homeownership jointly reveal both the degree of geographic inequality as well as some surprising aspects about the Indian economy. Ultimately, the atlas and its underlying data can be used to inform policy makers which regions need additional attention as well as show businesses where to locate if they are interested in entering the Indian market.
Courtesy of the University of Redlands.
ESRI Map Book, Vol. 33
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India, economic development, atlas, developing countries, ESRI, geographic information systems
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