Data platform is the backbone of the India Observatory initiative. It houses the several datasets with meta-data catalogue. It provides contextual insights and enables spatial and temporal analysis for better diagnosis of developmental trends. Further, it helps various stakeholders in taking informed decisions by presenting the data in a user-friendly manner through infographics, visualizations and tools.
The features of Data Platform evolve consistently, as it is constantly upgraded with new data, analytics and tools. Following are some of the main features of the platform:
Breadth and depth of data: The data sets available on data platform have been pooled from various secondary sources. These datasets are available from 1990’s onwards and for some states from 1960’s onwards.
Interdisciplinary convergence: Data platform allows easy exploration of social, economic and ecological data prompting the user to analyse through an interdisciplinary lens.
Compare Maps: Allows creation of two maps on the same screen in split-screen mode for easy comparison. Users can select same or different parameters, time-period and administrative units for both the maps.
Comparative Visualisation: Allows the user to overlay multiple data layers and decrease opacity of the layer on top thus enabling visualisation of comparative parameters on the same map.
Export map: allows the user to download maps in PDF format.
Location At A Glance: Provides a quick summary on the socio-economic and ecological parameters of any chosen state/district/block in India in an easy to understand info-graphic format.
GPDP Profile: The GPDP profile is another infographic profile that the platform offers. It presents Mission Antyodaya data in a visual format.
Examine change through temporal datasets: Provides temporal data layers to view and compare data over a period of time. A ‘time slider’ allows setting a time period to view historical data. Additionally, the trend analysis feature allows the user to visualize temporal trends in tabular or graphical format.
Analytics: The analytics feature provides the option to choose parameters, view them in tabular format, perform statistical operations like mean, median, mode etc. on them and visualize them in the form of bar graphs, pie charts etc.
Measure distance and area: The platform allows the user to measure the distance between two places as well as area, using the measuring tool.
Multilingual: Auto-translation of content in 12 Indian languages, helping maximize its reach to different parts of the country.