Maps, Delimitation, and Gerrymandering with Python
Anand S (~anand40) |
Census data is available by district. MPs and MLAs are elected by constituencies.
If an MP or an MLA asks a simple question: "How many Muslims voters are in my constituency," the answer is surprisingly difficult to find out -- because constituencies and districts don't align.
Making a simple assumption (that people are uniformly distributed unless otherwise specified), we can use tools like geopandas to merge data across 2 maps
% of Muslim voters by constituency
This talk explains:
- Working knowledge of Python
- Curiosity about maps
- Optimism about the future of India (to counter some of the hard facts you'll hear)
Anand is a co-founder of Gramener. He leads a team who tell beautiful visual data stories.
- Talks: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHCH16htawZbR_-mIqfGmYbhE5S2UckOh
- Website: http://www.s-anand.net/