Geonode Setup for PakistanGIS

Dear Members, Volunteers and Supporters of Pakistan GIS!

ASalam o Alaikum!

It gives us immense pleasure to share that by the grace of Allah and support of friends, we have finally set up the Geonode for PakistanGIS; a completely open source geospatial data repository ( We are in the process of uploading datasets which we have got in the last 10 years. You are also most welcomed to join and share your wonderful works and experiences.I, once again want to thank my friends who helped us in setting up the system and gave their valuable time to facilitate the process.

Best of luck to Pakistan.

May Allah accept our small contribution for the betterment of society.

Corona Spread in Lahore

This map is based on the data of patients admitted to the following hospital and represent the cases till 30 March 2020:
Bahria Hospital,
Childern Hospital
Ganga Ram Hospital
General Hospital
Jinnah Hospital
Mayo Hospital
National Hospital
PKLI Hospital
Services Hospital
Shahdara Teaching Hospital
Sheikh Zaid Hospital
Social Security Hospital

Urban Areas in Pakistan

Every census defines Urban areas in its own way. Recently, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics has issue the latest listing and map of the declared urban areas in Pakistan. As per the new list, there are 624 urban areas all over the country.
PBS has prepared and shared some addtional maps as well. Their high quality versions may be obtained from the links below: : An online Flood Risk Estimator in Pakistan


Flood Risk Estimator has been developed to support rural communities, government agencies, non-government organization and other line actors working in flood prone areas of District Layyah by providing them scenario based precise information on flood risks.

It is one of the outputs of a project titled ‘Enhancing capacities of flood prone communities through GIS based early warning system’ implemented by Doaba Foundation with technical support of City Pulse (Pvt.) Ltd. It has been generously supported by Oxfam GB.

Flood Risk Estimator has its core based on GIS based flood plain modeling and mapping techniques coupled with indigenous knowledge of riverine communities. It has been developed with the objectives of creating a system which can help in:

  1. estimating flood water spread at a particular discharge
  2. finding depth of flood water at any location in flooded area
  3. estimating the affected elements* at any particular discharge

*villages, population, schools, health facilities, public buildings, livestock hospitals, bridges, culverts, sippers, embankments, roads

All information on elements at risk and communities’ capacities have been obtained through primary sources via field visit, community meeting and GPS survey. Flood plain modeling is based on high resolution satellite images, Digital Elevation Model and ground observations of discharges and water flow. All spatial and non spatial data have been processed using HECRAS and associated GIS technologies. See detailed presentation on development process here.

Flood risk estimation report

A snapshot of Flood Scenario Report generated for one Union council

Flood risk estimation report2

A snapshot of Flood Plain Mapping and Elements at Risk


A snapshot of Fly on Flooded Area

Volunteers required for PakGIS

The project of PakGIS was started to support researchers, students and professional in their work/ studies by the provision of geo-data which is generally not available free of cost.

Being first and biggest forum of free GIS data provision, now we are getting an increased number of GIS data requests on daily basis from all over the world.

How can you contribute?


For sustainability of the initiative, we are looking for home based volunteers for the following tasks:

  1. The creation of a standard geo-database for the shapefiles of city maps available  at PakGIS
  2. Development of  new GIS maps of different cities in Pakistan
  3. Creation of a Road network dataset for complete Pakistan, we have raw data available. just need to compile in ArcGIS
  4. Managing visitors on the blog and ensuring in time feed back mechanism.
  5. Establishment of some GIS working groups of students in universities department


We can teach you for any GIS processing required for any task. All we need is dedicated and trust worthy persons committed to the cause.


  • Be a part of large network of professionals (urban planners, GIS experts, Engineers, researchers)
  • Visible Contribution in building future of Pakistan
  • Professional Working experience
  • Honorary letter of volunteer ship
  • Quickest access to GIS data of PakGIS 



Join Us Today

Join PakGIS now by registering HERE




Please spread this message among your juniors and friends interested in GIS stuff through mail, facebook or other sources.

Satellite Image Pakistan Flood 14 August 2009

Relying on NASA Earth Observatory on Natural Hazards, following image has been geo-referencing and converted to KML:

  1. 14 August 2009

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’sAqua satellite captured this image of Pakistan. This image uses a combination of infrared and visible light to increase the contrast between water and land. Water appears in varying shades of blue, vegetation is green, and bare ground is pinkish brown. Clouds are bright turquoise.

pakistan_amo_14 Aug 2009

                                        .::Click HERE to request for this data set::.

Data Request Form

Dear visitor, thanks for your interest. We are getting increased number of request for variety of datasets of various formats every day. Please use the form below to get the right data for your research by providing us the specific information in a structured way.


  1. All data at PakGIS is available for your if you are academic researcher or doing some project for the betterment of Pakistani society.
  2. We don’t provide data just for using in study assignments or otherwise unless you promise to create some new data sets associated or up grade the existing data (geometry or attributes).
  3. We believe in joining hands for building new datasets for Pakistan, if we share our costly datasets, we ask you as well to send at least one additional set of information back at PakGIS.
  4. We try our best to reply you back in shortest possible time, generally it takes one or two days. If you don’t get any response, kindly ensure that your data request has been sent properly or resend it.
  5. If you want to get any data set for the purpose of learning GIS, its better to contact us with straight objective. We have better options for you. We can guide you through various steps of GIS development, tools and techniques and necessary procedures in the simplest possible way.