5 Winners announced for the Data Visualization Challenge at UMI 2014

30 entries from across India compete to showcase how Urban India moves in cities!

New Delhi | 28th November 2014:  The Urban Mobility India Conference 2014 saw 30 visualizations compete in the Data Visualization Challenge which was launched last month. Organized by Institute of Urban Transport and EMBARQ India among other partners, the challenge attracted participation from across 7 Indian states.

The winning visualizations received their prizes from the Honorable Minister for Urban Development, Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu. An unique opportunity, the competition invited the public to interpret and visualize how people work, live and play in urban India through a data visualizations. Shortlisted visualizations were displayed at the illustrious Urban Mobility India Conference, organized by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India in Delhi from 25 - 28th November 2014 which saw a footfall of over 1400 delegates.

The entries were judged across the categories of most beautiful, most creative, most comprehensive, most insightful, and best overall visualization. In addition to using data sets released for the challenge, participants were encouraged to do their own research along the theme of urban mobility, using other data from verifiable sources and clarifying their research methodologies.

Here are the winners:
Most Beautiful - Sudipto Ghosh
Most Comprehensive - Sudipto Ghosh
Most Insightful - Sudipto Ghosh
Most Creative - Anuj Kale

Best Overall (in order given below):
1. Sudipto Ghosh
2. Anuj Kale
3. Naveena Velaga 
4. Shimonti Sinha
5. Nidhi Singh

You can view all the shortlisted entries here.
To know more about EMBARQ India's work on data, you can read "Open Data Benefits Cities And Citizens: A Q&A with Jyot Chadha". If you are interested in making your data public or are interested in getting involved in any other way, please write to Zainab Kakal at zainab.kakal@wri.org.