🏙️ Predicting urbanisation

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What will Bengaluru’s landscape look like in the next decade?

Story so far: Students from the MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) have developed a method to forecast Bengaluru’s urbanisation and predict land rates. They’re using satellite images from ISRO. The hope is it’ll help predict the price of land. 

  • They’ve so far forecasted a 42% increase in the city size by 2031. They’ve used information from Namma Metro, airports, highways, and special economic zones (SEZs). Places around Kempegowda International Airport and Hoskote will see a lot of growth according to the forecast.
  • They used data on guidance values for the city’s wards in the last decade to predict the next decade. The information could be useful for farmers, brokers, and realtors.   

What’s next? The students currently have a server for the data. They are thinking about a website to make the information accessible to the public. The methodology might still need to be finetuned to make it useful for everyone.

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