GIS Map of Lahore (ESRI format)

on April 03, 2009

PKMAPS is a small community of mapping enthusiasts (all over the world) choosing to map Pakistan and share data for free on the internet. They develop maps for GPS or navigators for providing aid in navigation across the Pakistan.

Here, we are using their gps maps to prepare ESRI format shape files, that can be used in GIS software like ArcGIS and Arcview for various analysis and applications for urban planning. Hence expanding the area of application for those maps.

We are presenting a map of Lahore city containing line, point and polygonal features. Coverage and Road hierarchy is visible even from the picture below.image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Points Shape File:

About 1082 places of interest are identified and categories as Hospitals, banks, graveyards, libraries, parks, schools, restaurants, shopping centers, stadiums, amusement centers, landmarks and swimming areas etc.

Lines Shape File:

This layer includes 8418 line features which represent arterial roads, collector roads, residential streets, major highways, alleys, railway routes, airport runways, and water streams. 643 features are identified with their names as well.

Polygones Shape File:

This map layer carries 754 polygones showing city parks, lakes, orchards or plantations, housing schemes or institution boundaries and other polygonal features.Location names are updated for 690 features.

Screen shot below shows a zoom in view where all points, lines and polygonal features can be seen with the level of detail. image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                            .::Special thanks to PKMAPS, smkhan and Faisal::.

51 comments:

Javalogix said...

i would really appreciate if u guys could provide a download link to the shape file.....

Khydija Wakeel and Muhammad Qadeer said...

Thanks Jawad Hameed for your interest,
We are trying to provide the download links for maximum data available here. But for specialized products like this which cost millions in open market, we need know the application of data before providing that. If you want to have it for your educational or academic purpose or any kind of knowledge development, please write us a detailed e-mail describing the utilization of this data. Resultantly we will send you the required dataset as soon as possible after our satisfaction.
Best Regards

Anonymous said...

Asalam o alikum,

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GIS said...

Assalam O Alaikum!
I am doing BS (Hons) in space science, form Department of Space Science, Punjab University.
Now i am in 7th semester and as per university requirement i have to write a research report, i got my research report in GIS and my topic of research is "Applying GIS Technology to Improve Transit Accessibility in Lahore City", for my research work i need digitized map of Lahore city, can you provide me a digitized map of Lahore, if you people need any approval of my research work i can show you an approval letter from my department on your demand. I am waiting for your reply.

Mirza Muhammad Waqar
space_waqar09@yahoo.com
space.waqar09@gmail.com
+923214785146

Khydija Wakeel and Muhammad Qadeer said...

Wa alikum salam Waqar Aziz!!

Welcome to PakGIS. Its our extreme pleasure to serve students and academic exercises which will benefit Pakistan one way or other. Your topic is quite interesting and I know some other students working on similar things in CRP deptt of UET, Lahore as well. They are using that map for Network Analyst in ArcGIS to develop some model for shortest routes finding etc.

We, The City Pulse team, is comfortable in establishing partnership with you. If you share your working methodology with us, we may suggest you some improvements and send you further links of other students and organization performing similar jobs,which may lead to improvements in your research.

We will send you the download link for the map within a week time at your personal address.

We will be glad if you kindly share the final product of your research at this forum so that a value added product can be made available for next users.

Please do your research with extremes of your will, and complete it well with some workable product, with a thinking that it could benefit Pakistan and Pakistani people in some way.

Good Luck and Jazak Allah

Anonymous said...

Asalmualikum:
Sir I am Umair bin Saad a student of CRP, UET lahore under the registration number 2007-CRP-26, i am along with my group is doing project which i have send you my Project Proposal on your gmail account. In this project i need the digitized roads of Lahore city if you will provide me with these digitized roads i shall very gratefull to you and after the completion of project i will send it to you.
Thankyou Sir..

Khydija Wakeel and Muhammad Qadeer said...

Dear Umair, Thanks for sending us your project proposal, we have got that and now we are having a bird's eye view of that. and will inform you about the progress soon..

Khuda Hafiz

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Khydija for showing your interest in my project. As concerned the methodology of my project, it is in progress, i will share the methodology as soon as possible probably till coming Monday.
Further as you mentioned, the participation of "The City Pulse team" in my project, i will be thankful to you.

Regards..
Mirza Muhammad Waqar
space.waqar09@gmail.com
+923214785146

Anonymous said...

Assalam O Alaikum.. Khydija!

Last time i mail you about my project, and you told me that you will send me a link of Shape file of Digitized map of Lahore City. I am waiting for your reply. I have to start my research work. Kindly inform me when you will send me the link.

Regards..
Mirza Muhammad Waqar
space.waqar09@gmail.com
00923214785146

Khydija Wakeel and Muhammad Qadeer said...

Wa alikum salam,

Dear Waqar we are failed to recieve any thing about your project except the "Title". We will be highly grateful if you please send us SOMETHING about your methodology indicating how you will be using this dataset, or atleast mentioning how this data will lead to the development of some more refined product. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by asking you again but its our established rule for this blog.
We hope you will also share the expected duration during which you will share the final product at this forum.
Hope to recieve the mentioned items as soon as possible from your side so that we can send the link immediatly and your project may go smoothly.
Wishing you best of luck
Remember us in prayers

Khydija Wakeel and Muhammad Qadeer said...

Dear Umair,

We have sent you the download link for the above dataset at your mailing ID after reading your research methodology.
Good Luck for your research

Faisal said...

I can't see the download link for shape files. Kindly upload the shape file for lahore as well as roads and cities of Pakistan

Khydija Wakeel and Muhammad Qadeer said...

Dear Faisal, Welcome here. Kindly read the discussion in comments above. You will get answer to your question.
Good Luck

Anonymous said...

AOA sir i am Amna Arshad of 07-crp.Me and my group members are curruntly working on the project of marking major hospitals in 9 towns of Lahore so we need the administrative boundries of Lahore city in GIS format. kindly send me the boundries of Lahore in Gis format

Anonymous said...

Assalam O Alaikum!

My name is Mirza Muhammad Waqar, I m doing my BS (Hons) in Space Science form University of The Punjab. I m doing my project in GIS and the topic of our project is "Applying GIS Technologies to improve the Transportation Accessibility in Lahore City". I discussed my topic with you already. I want the district boundries of Lahore. As my study area is Lahore. I want to take the satellite image of Lahore form GOOGLE EARTH with hight resolusion in pieces then i will make mosics of these images by georeferencing these pieces. If you have any other solusion then inform me. I will be very thankful to you.

Mirza Muhammad Waqar
space.waqar09@gmail.com
00923214785146

Anonymous said...

Assalam O Alaikum Dear Khydija,

My name is Haroon and I have recently done masters in GIS from University of Punjab. Currently, working on the final study project with other group members. The goal of the project is to design a GIS based SWM application to help municipal government in the removal of solid waste efficiently from the disposal sites. This project will deal how Geographical Information System can be used as a tool for planning solid waste management (SWM). A model will be designed for the selected area of Lahore city. This model will reduce the workload to very extent and exhibit remedies for some of the most important SWM problems present in existing system. Furthermore, this GIS based application will support e-government approach and will provide up-to-date solid waste management information. For the completion of this project, we need detailed digitized data of a town of Lahore for roads, parcels and community centers etc. Please if you could provide us with the data in shape files, we shall be very thankful to you. Looking forward to your response,

Haroon Rafique
haroon@mail.nu
03009484499

Khydija Wakeel and Muhammad Qadeer said...

Dear Haroon Rafique!
We have road network of lahore and general areas which is not detailed parcel mapping. We can extend our help for what we have at the moment. We will share our download link at your personal email ID as you shared with your project proposalwith us.
Good luck for your research.

Khydija Wakeel and Muhammad Qadeer said...

Dear Waqar!
You need boundaries of Lahore. Do you need that in vector or raster form?

Anonymous said...

Dear Khydija,

Thank you for your response. Could you please provide me with your email address so that i can send you our project proposal. Looking forward to your reply,

Haroon Rafique

Khydija Wakeel and Muhammad Qadeer said...

Dear Haroon and other users,
Kindly use the Data Request From (http://pakgis.blogspot.com/2009/05/data-request-form.html) for your ease.

Link is available at the top as well.

Regards

Khydija Wakeel and Muhammad Qadeer said...

Dear Waqar, we have got your request for data but following things needs clarification:

1. Do you need only the boundaries of lahore city? it will be a polygone. but in our opinion, for tranportation studies you might be needing the road map rather than just a polygone of boundaries of lahore

2. as far as IKONOS or other satellite images of lahore is concerned you may use the tool "Google Earth Cache Tiles Extractor" which helps you to get the image from google earth. Software and its user manual is availabel at

http://pkmaps.freeforums.org/google-earth-cache-tiles-extractor-t136.html#p430

3. You have said that you will return the value added product in July 2009 which has already passed. :)

Good luck for Your research. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Dear Khydija,

I have filled out the data request form. I will be looking forward to hear from you.

Thanks,
Haroon Rafique

Khydija Wakeel and Muhammad Qadeer said...

Dear Haroon, thanks for a detailed mail. You data is in your mailbox. Hope it will benefit you.
Good Luck for your Research

Anonymous said...

First of all, I am very sorry, I write 30 July 2009 by mistake. I will return the value added product till 30 July 2010. Again I am Sorry. As concerned the road network of Lahore. If you can send me the road network of Lahore, I will be very thankful to you. Kindly send me the road network of Lahore.

Mirza Muhammad Waqar
space.waqar09@gmail.com
00923214785146

Anonymous said...

Assalam O Alaikum!

Dear Khydija:

In your last mail, you suggest me a software "Google Earth Cache Tiles Extractor" for taking images from Google Earth. I see this software at the link that you send me and found this software very helpful for me but i unable to download this software at that link. Can you send me a link from where i can download this software. I will be very thankful to you.

Mirza Muhammad Waqar
space.waqar09@gmail.com
00923214785146

Khydija Wakeel and Muhammad Qadeer said...

Dear waqar, you need a free login for that forum to download anything. However, you may use the link below to get that tool:
http://rapidshare.com/files/319758802/GoogleEarth_Cache_Extractor.rar

Enjoy

Anonymous said...

Assalam O Alaikum!

My name is Mirza Muhammad Waqar, I am doing my BS (Hons) in Space Science form University of The Punjab. I am doing my project in GIS and the topic of our project is "Applying GIS Technologies to improve the Transportation Accessibility in Lahore City". I discussed my topic with you already. I need a tool or extension of arcgis through with i can add Google Maps as a separate layer in arcgis. Do you have any tool or extension through which i can add Google Maps in arcgis.

Mirza Muhammad Waqar
space.waqar09@gmail.com
00923214785146

Khydija Wakeel and Muhammad Qadeer said...

Wa alikum salam Waqar,

Nice to see you again, hope you are doing great at your research we are waiting 30 July to see your great work.

We hav'nt come through any extension to add google maps as layer but have seen tools to synchoronize ArcGIS and Google Earth. with that you can pan/zoom in arcgis and google earth does so automatically at the same area where you are in GIS and vice versa.
However, at ESRI download center there are map documents available which give you this facility to view raster layers from their server and have them in your project as a layer.

For more details have a look at

http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgisonline/world-imagery.html

Another payed extension for this purpose to get Google maps in arcgis is available here as well:

http://www.xyzmap.com/

Good Luck

Anonymous said...

Thank you Khydija for you reply. Inshallah till 30 July i will add valueable data to ur blog.

Regards....

Mirza Muhammad Waqar
space.waqar09@gmail.com
00923214785146

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Malik said...
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Khydija Wakeel and Muhammad Qadeer said...

Dear Malik, your research seems really interesting. According to the rules of this plateform, we entertain only those requests which are recieved using Data Request Form available on header...

Anonymous said...

ASSALAM-O-ALAIKUM THANKS A LOT BUT I WANT ROAD MAPS OF LAHORE WITH NAMES OF ROADS FOR MY RESEARCS PLZ MAIL ME AT "m_saif_afridi@yahoo.com"thanks a lot

Mirza Muhammad Waqar said...

Assalam o Alaikum!
Brother (Qadir), hope you are doing great; i got a term project titled, "Temporal land cover & land use Change detection of Islamabad city using Remote Sensing & GIS", for this i use high resolusion temporal data.. Do you have any high resolusion temporal data of islamabad city.
Regards
Mirza Muhammad Waqar

Anonymous said...

salaam
Dear Khydija

My name is MADIHA and i am working with my group members on"optimize distribution of electricity in grid stations of Lahore".we need digitized map of Lahore and also digitized map of grid stations of Lahore(if u have).The research methodology is to perform hot spot analysis and generation of heat map.By performing analysis we can easily identify grid stations in Lahore which has shortage of electricity.please provide link to download shape file or email me at madihamughal08@yahoo.com
i will be greatly thankful to you.i am waiting for your reply.

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Ady said...

Dear Khadija wakeel, Dear u r doing a great job.
This is Adeela and i m a GIS Specialist.
i want to talk you in detail regarding this work ur doing. is it possible??
kindly email me your contact nummber @ my Email id ( adeela.ahmed@live.com ) i hope my request will be entertained.
Regards
Adeela.

Anonymous said...

Dear Qadeer bahi,A.O.A,my name is waseem irfan from rawailpindi,i have worked in GIS field in the KSA,I have four years experience in this field.I can create the polygons and convert the victor file in to esri file,I can make TIN and DTM with help of cells,I can also create FLY THROUGH with the help of Arc GIS.I did only metric,i mean my education is only metric.if you any interest with me,plz contact me on this no,03475285345.i need a job too.

Anonymous said...

It will be batter for you if you do some diploma in GIS from some recognized university or institute... Otherwise contact with Survey of Pakistan they mostly hire digitizer for topographic sheet preparation...

Anonymous said...

aoa!
i highly appreciate ur effort! this is a really good information source.
i m new to gis. what i m concerned about is the use of GIS technology other than mapping. i want to find out research areas related to GIS and those in which GIS can be helpful, particularly in the Lahore city! ur help will be highly appreciated! thanx!

A PhD SCHOLAR!

Anonymous said...

Aslamualykum

MY NAME IS IRFAN AND I HAVE DONE MY MSC IN GIS FROM PUCIT AND LOOKING FOR JOB.

03234943790

Anonymous said...

Hi,
My name is Umar Jamshaid, and i am a student of 4th architecture in National College of Arts. I am working on a project that relates crime to built fabric (Its an urban level studio project). Thus, i need to make certain diagrams that show crime rates in different parts of the city, in relation to population density, built typology, street patterns and other factors. I have the crime data of different areas of Lahore for last couple of months (Thanks to Tribune - Newspaper) now i want to map these on a file to get the diagrams, and draw some conclusions for my research based on those diagrams. Can you please provide the download link to the file, I will be happy to share the final product with you

Thanks

Umar Jamshaid
umarjamshaid123@hotmail.com

afnan shahid said...

Afnan Shahid,
Student at Fast University,
I am currently working on a project which requires to do spatial analysis on different constituencies in pakistan based on election candidates and voters.
I can e-mail you my project statement and the amount of work i have done.
e-mail:afnanshahid1992@gmail.com
fast nu id is i100042 if you want to check if i am a student currently enrolled in fast.

Arsi said...

Salam!
Dear Admin

I am student of Environmental Sciences at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Currently, I am working on term project of GIS whose proposed title is mapping and monitoring of noise in different areas of Lahore. Hereby, I need your attention to have shapfile of Lahore as a base map so that I will complete my task before then end of my semester and will submit to University. My details are given below
g201206940@kfupm.edu.sa
Name: Arslan, Muhammad



Waiting for your response.

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Anonymous said...

Asslam o alikum i am student of Mphill in GC UNI lahore and i am doing my final research. please send me shapefiles of city parks, lakes, orchards or plantations, housing schemes or institution boundaries and other polygonal features of Lahore for my research,thanks in advance............................................................................................................. its my Id: atiya_khan40@yahoo.com

M. Sami-ur-Rehman chohan said...

AsslamoALaikum i am in need of land cover/ landuse map of Rawalpindi city. Prefferably in shapefiles format. My email is rajageo79@gmail.com

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Iqra Basit said...

Asalam o alaikum. i am student of m.phil ( Geometics). i need landuse map and soil map of lahore. if you can help me, i am very thankfull to you. my email i.d is iqrabasit01@gmail.com

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