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Haryana Election Geographic Information System

Created Jun 30 2018, 4:18 PM by SH. ANKUR GUPTA, I.A.S.
  • Digital India
  • E-Governance

Name of Project Implemented:

Haryana Election Geographic Information System (HEGIS).

Project Context:

Sh. Ankur Gupta, IAS has envisaged to digitize physical maps available with Election Department, Haryana pertaining to Parliamentary Constituencies, Assembly Constituencies and also to make available the information (especially the Locational- Latitude and Longitude as well as dynamic info) of various Government Utilities like Polling Stations, Health Facilities (CHC/ PHC/ District Hospitals), Police Stations, Fire Stations on the Geographic Information System (GIS) platform. Thus, the Department has aimed towards creating a holistic GIS platform for Location Based Analytics and Decision Support System based on GIS inputs.

Value Proposition:

The journey of building up of the Haryana Election Geographic Information System (HEGIS) is one of the best examples of transformation of Government data by building up of the full fledged dynamic Geographic Information System (GIS) platform starting from the only available physical maps of Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Constituencies with the Election Department. The important financial aspect of this project is that the entire HEGIS platform has been implemented without any cost implication to the Government of Haryana.

With the implementation of HEGIS platform, Sh. Ankur Gupta has created a testimony for other States/Government departments to work towards better governance by best utilization of infrastructure created by Government (which is available free of Cost) and transformation of physical data available in the State Government.

Benefits of Project Implemented:

The entire HEGIS built-up have the following key benefits to the Election Department presently as well during the conduct of Elections in the State of Haryana:

  1. A comprehensive GIS based map now available for the state.
  2. Multi-layered platform with the capability of superimposing any layer pertaining to Parliamentary Constituencies, Assembly Constituencies, District, Blocks, Villages etc.
  3. Flexibility of selecting any combination of layers to have the holistic view of selected entities.
  4. Integrated capabilities for the GIS Location based analytics, Planning, Decision support systems & supporting in delivery of services during the Pre, Poll and Post Poll phase
  5. Readily available information (Locational – Latitude & Longitude as well Dynamic info) pertaining to:
    • Polling Booths locations along with other details like number of voters, assured minimum facilities available, electricity, water connection, building type, booth type, etc w.r.t each polling booth.
    • Health Facilities (CHC/PHC/District Hospitals) with location, address etc.
    • Police Stations with location, address etc.
    • Fire Stations with location, address etc.
  6. Facilitates emergency evacuation and service support in case of any eventualities, with the HEGIS capability of showing the nearest government utility like Hospitals, Police Stations, Fire Stations.
  7. Helps in deployment of requisite infrastructure as per the administrative requirements during the polls.
  8. Easy navigational search across parliamentary constituency and assembly boundaries as well as administrative units such as District, Blocks and Villages etc.
  9. Inbuilt capability to segregate the Polling Booths as per their sector type i.e. Sensitive Booths / Critical Booths / Forest Booths.
  10.   Developed on open source platform in secured environment.
  11. Ensuring data security and disaster recovery by hosting the application on GI Cloud.
  12. Available on cloud platform for anytime anywhere access - https://ncog.gov.in/HaryanaElection/login.

Description of Project Implemented:

The State of Haryana has successfully implemented the Haryana Election Geographic Information System (HEGIS) platform for the Elections Department, Haryana with the support of NCoG. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Govt of India has set up National Centre of Geo Informatics (NCoG) for development of Geo- Informatics platform. The CEO Haryana has utilized this NCoG infrastructure created by GOI which is available free of Cost to the State Governments.

Now Elections Department, Haryana has completely digitized and Geo-referenced all of its available maps/locations pertaining to Parliamentary Constituencies, Assembly Constituencies, District, Blocks and Villages etc. on the HEGIS platform. In addition to Geo-enablement of data concerned, the detailed information (especially the Locational- Latitude and Longitude as well as dynamic info) of various Government Utilities like Polling Stations, Health Centres (CHC/PHC/District Hospitals), Police Stations, Fire Stations, are now readily available on the HEGIS portal.

The HEGIS Platform (https://ncog.gov.in/HaryanaElection/login) especially designed and developed by the Election Department, Haryana has now the following Geospatial database items available:

  1. Parliamentary Constituencies
  2. Assembly Constituencies
  3. Districts
  4. Villages
  5. Blocks
  6. Polling Stations with number of voters along with Locational information (Latitude & Longitude) and detailed information pertaining to assured minimum facilities (AMF) available at the individual Polling Station and their segregation as per sector type i.e. Sensitive Booths / Critical Booths / Forest Booths.
  7. Health Facilities (CHC/ PHC/ District Hospitals) along with Locational (Lat & Long) as well as Dynamic Information.
  8. Police Stations along with Locational (Lat & Long) as well as Dynamic Information.
  9. Fire Stations along with Locational (Lat & Long) as well as Dynamic Information.

Project Implementation Methodology:

The entire HEGIS platform has been implemented by adapting the following methodology:

STEP 1- Collection of all available maps pertaining to Parliamentary Constituencies, Assembly Constituencies, District, Blocks, and Villages.

STEP 2- Scanning of physical maps.

STEP 3- Geo-referencing of scanned map to satellite data.

STEP 4- Digitization of Geo-referenced map.

STEP 5- Availability of digitized maps on GIS portal.

STEP 6- Collection of information (Locational- Latitude and Longitude as well as dynamic info) of the government utilities.

STEP 7- Digitization of government utilities information.

       STEP 8- Geo-enablement of government utilities information on GIS portal.

Project Outcomes:

As a result of successful implementation of Haryana Election Geographic Information System (HEGIS) platform, a comprehensive GIS Platform is now available for the state that provides GIS Location based analytics, Planning, Decision support systems & supporting in delivery of services during the Pre, Poll and Post Poll phase in addition to the various key benefits received during the Pre, Poll and Post Poll phase.