[BangPypers] Fwd: India Map by State for Viz

Gora Mohanty gora at mimirtech.com
Wed Dec 1 18:23:03 CET 2010

On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 8:01 PM, Venkatraman S <venkat83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Google provides a means by which by just mentioning the country code,  we
> get handle to that country and then encode other information(say, literacy
> rate, etc etc)
> along with it and show as a map with relevant viz.
> I am ref to something similar, by which one can get handle to states in
> India,
> and then encode similarly as/in a viz map.
> Your other option is definitely possible, but i sincerely do not have the
> time to do it.
> I had opined that the OSM guys would have something on this front, but a
> quick dig in
> their arena did not give me anything useful.
> Actually, i would highly suggest if someone in the group does this and
> releases it in OSS,
> would be of immense help to many. There is so much data related to India,
> and any
> standard viz api for this would be great.

No offence meant to you personally, but IMHO, FOSS is always about
scratching one's itch. Probably the reason that OpenStreetMap does not
have this feature is that no one has had this particular itch badly enough.

I emphasise again that I mean no offence towards you in particular, but
it is always easier to find work for other people. May I turn your question
around, and ask *you* why do you not implement that, and release it as


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