The Satellites that Ate Delhi: GIS, Big Data and the Politics of Space at the Margins of the Indian City

Sanjay Srivastava, Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Institute of Economic Growth, delivered a seminar covering his research exploring remote sensing technologies and how big data influences our understanding of cities and urban inequalities.

In his presentation Sanjay explored relationships between official, digitally mapped visions of the city and ‘raw’ maps produced by residents of ‘Unauthorised Localities’ (ULs) drawing on a example of a recent dispute between residents of a particular UL in Delhi over the accuracy of a satellite map of their locality.

Sanjay Srivastava is Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University.

Watch event video and download presentations below.