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MUMBAY MAPPING

An Ongoing Morphological and Urban Evolution

Asia | Mumbai

After Barcelona we move on to India, to a city that is as unique as it is complex: Mumbai (or Bombay as it was known at least until 1995). We will be analyzing the city through our customary six maps obtained by directly processing up-to-date GIS data available on the web. The first map examines population density. An initial reading of this map leads us on to the other maps regarding, respectively: employee density, the orographical lie of the land, service density, public transport and how green spaces are structured. With more than 12 million inhabitants, Mumbai is India’s most populous city. The metropolitan area is one of the world’s most highly-populated (more than 21 million inhabitants), but above all it is the most densely-populated city in the world, with more than 30,000 inhabitants per square kilometre. Mumbai is built on an elongated strip of land...

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