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Covid 19 Map of West Bengal India by the students of Jadavpur University, Kolkata India

A non profit endeavour by present and former students of Jadavpur University

The containment zone data is taken from the bulletins uploaded by the Govt. of West Bengal. We have started working on this map since May 12 2020. Most of these pdfs contain tabular data (with some exceptions) for each districts. These table data are extracted through semi-manual process. Each row in these tables may contain one or more spatial information, which include point locations (houses / apartments / parks / etc.. that may be denoted with a red circle), street locations (denoted with red polylines) and an area name. These locations are extracted from these tables and plotted on the map through a manual process.

For geocoding these locations google and mapbox API's are used. In many cases the location could not be plotted due to geocoding failure (The location could not be found through any of the APIs). In those cases nothing is plotted on the map w.r.t. to that record in the published pdf. In many other cases the locations retrieved through the geocoding providoers (Google, Mapbox) are inaccurate and contain lesser information.

Hence the containment zone locations marked in the map may be inaccurate. Also we are a very small team of volunteers. We are working hard to keep the map up to date. However due to resource limitations all published spatial information may not be readily available. For exact accurate information please consider contacting the corresponding regional administration or Police Station.

Technology used

For geocoding and Mapmatching services Google and Mapbox APIs are used. For the development of this application we have relied on the open source softwares and libraries. Following are some of the notable mentions.

The Team

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Manish Saha

UG 3rd Year ,Electrical Engineering Department,Jadavpur University

611

Suvashree Basu

PG, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University

506

Sumit Paul

PG, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University

410

Ankita Nag

PG, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University

403

Neel Basu

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University

359

Sanghita Bhaumik

PG, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University

297

Poulami Ghosh

M.Tech in Computer technology, Jadavpur University

170

Amartya Chakraborty

PG Final Year, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University

144

Sahil Sengupta

PG 1st Year, Instrumentation & Electronics Engineering Department, Jadavpur University

109

Rajdeep Barua

UG 3rd Year ,Electrical Engineering Department,Jadavpur University

98

Tanusree Sarkar

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University

89

Debadreeta Das

Research scholar, Department of Information Technology

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Ananya Paul

M.Tech in Distributed and Mobile Computing, Jadavpur University

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Engineering Science And Technology, Shibpur

19

Bidisha Banarjee

Research Fellow, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University.

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Himadri Roy

Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University