Street Level GIS Map of Jhelum

helum (Urdu,Punjabi: جہلم) is a city on the right bank of the Jhelum River, in the district of the same name in the north of Punjab province,Pakistan. Jhelum is a few miles upstream from the site of the Battle of the Hydaspes between the armies of Alexander the Great and RajaPorus. Jhelum is known for providing a large number of soldiers to the British and later to the Pakistan armed forces due to which it is also known as city of soldiersor land of martyrs and warriors. Read More>>
This map has been been prepared by Abuzar Yousaf and Ahmad Al Rashid. They are Urban Planners from Department of City & Regional Planning, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore.

Methodology Adopted:

Street level mapping has been completed using high resolution images (0.6-1m) of  Google Earth dating June 22, 2009. Detailed process is mentioned in the tutorial HERE.

  1. Data Layers:
  • Primary Roads
  • Secondary Roads
  • Tertiary Roads/ Streets
  • Water Bodies
  • Railway Lines
  • Points of Interest (Hospitals, Educational Buildings, Public Buildings, Mosques, Hotels, Banks, Petrol Pumps etc)
  • Area features (Parks, open spaces, Built up areas, Graveyards, Housing Schemes, water bodies etc)

   2.    Coverage:

  • 149.61 Square Kilometer



Data is available in KML and ESRI Shape file formats.

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Pakistan Flood 2010, Water Extent from MODIS 12-29 Aug 2010

This geo-database is an effort of Mountain GeoPortal ICIMOD and includes the shapefiles of Water extent of 2010 flood in Pakistan. The flood water extent have been calculated from MODIS Images dating 12 August 2010 to 29 Aug 2010 on daily basis.

Pak Flood Extent 12-29 Aug 2010

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GIS Map of Bus Routes in Lahore

Mirza Muhammad Waqar form University of the Punjab is working on a project related to GIS mapping of various public transport routes in Lahore. He has generously shared his field data collected through primary surveys using GPS device. It includes the Bus Route Lines and Bus Stops Locations.

The GIS layers include the following routes:

  1. ABC Bus Route 36 (Chungi Amar Sadu to Daroghawala)
  2. ABC Bus Route 44 (Daroghawala to Old Ravi Pull)
  3. Baloch Bus Service Route 20 (Old Ravi Pull to Bagrian)
  4. Bashir Hussain Bus Route 21
  5. Bashir Hussain Bus Route 43
  6. Daewoo City Bus Route 11 (Green Town to Station)
  7. Green City Bus Route 10 (Railway Station to NFC Housing Scheme)
  8. New Khan Bus Route 3
  9. New Khan Bus Route 4
  10. New Khan Bus Route 1 (Sanda to RZ Bazar)
  11. New Khan Bus Route 17 (Railway Station to Jallo Pind)
  12. New Khan Bus Route 22 (Jallo Mor to Thokar Niaz Beig)
  13. Premier Bus Route 12-A (Railway Station to Yohanabad)
  14. Premier Bus Route 14 (RA Bazar to Bagrian)
  15. Premier Bus Route 19



Data is available in ESRI Shape file formats.

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Since this data belongs to Waqar, we will take his prior permission before disseminating this data set.

GIS Map of Lahore (ESRI format)

PKMAPS is a small community of mapping enthusiasts (all over the world) choosing to map Pakistan and share data for free on the internet. They develop maps for GPS or navigators for providing aid in navigation across the Pakistan.

Here, we are using their gps maps to prepare ESRI format shape files, that can be used in GIS software like ArcGIS and Arcview for various analysis and applications for urban planning. Hence expanding the area of application for those maps.

We are presenting a map of Lahore city containing line, point and polygonal features. Coverage and Road hierarchy is visible even from the picture below.image












Points Shape File:

About 1082 places of interest are identified and categories as Hospitals, banks, graveyards, libraries, parks, schools, restaurants, shopping centers, stadiums, amusement centers, landmarks and swimming areas etc.

Lines Shape File:

This layer includes 8418 line features which represent arterial roads, collector roads, residential streets, major highways, alleys, railway routes, airport runways, and water streams. 643 features are identified with their names as well.

Polygones Shape File:

This map layer carries 754 polygones showing city parks, lakes, orchards or plantations, housing schemes or institution boundaries and other polygonal features.Location names are updated for 690 features.

Screen shot below shows a zoom in view where all points, lines and polygonal features can be seen with the level of detail. image










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GIS Map of Islamabad/Rawalpindi (ESRI Format)

Islamabad (Meaning “Abode of Islam”) is the capital of Pakistan, and is the tenth largest city in Pakistan. The Rawalpindi/Islamabad metropolitan area is the third largest in Pakistan with a population of over 4.5 million inhabitants, 1,875,000 million in Islamabad and three million in Rawalpindi.

Islamabad is one of the greenest and most well-planned cities of South Asia. The city is well-organized and divided into different sectors and zones. Islamabad is also home to the Faisal Masjid which is well known for its architectural beauty and immense size. Islamabad has been ranked as a Gamma world city, as of 2008”, Read More>>image














Country Pakistan
Territory Islamabad Capital Territory
Constructed 1960s
Union Council 40 UC
Area Total 906.50 km2 (350 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,604 [1] m (5,263 ft)
Lowest elevation 457 m (1,499 ft)
Population (2009) 1,875,000
Population Density 1,243/km2 (3,219.4/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Postal Code 44000
Area code(s) 51
Website Islamabad’s Official Website


Here, We present a street level GIS map of Islamabad city containing line, point and polygonal features. Coverage and Road hierarchy is visible even from the picture below.


Points Shape file:

About 744 places of interest are identified on map by Name and categories according to their use. The details are given in the table below:

Layer Objects
Bank 15
Cemetery 1
Church 79
County 96
Hospital 21
Landmark 2
School 86
Shopping 84
Stadium 5
State 5
Tower 31
Other Point Features 318

Lines Shape file:

This layer includes 4987 line features which represent arterial roads, collector roads, residential streets, major highways, alleys, railway routes, airport runways, and water streams. A summary of these features is given below:

Layer Objects
Airport Runway 2
Alley or Driveway 9
Collector Road 5
Interstate 31
Major Roads/ Highway 76
Railroad, Class 1A 31
Residential Road 4166
River, Unknown Length 5
State Highway 637
Trail 14

Polygones Shape files:

In this shape file, Polygonal features inlcude sectors and small metropolitan areas, lakes and city park.

Screen shot below shows a zoom in view where all points, lines and polygonal features can be seen with the level of detail.image











                              .::Special thanks to PKMAPS and Kifayat Hussain::.

If anyone is interested in Routable Map for Islamabad for GPS devices, Mobiles or Navigators,  have it free from Islamabad Routable Map By PKMAPS.

District Boundaries of Pakistan

“The Districts of Pakistan are the second order administrative divisions of Pakistan. Districts were the third order of administrative divisions, below provinces and “divisions“, until the reforms of August 2000, when “divisions” were abolished. Districts now form the top tier of a three-tier system of local government with the two lower tiers composed of approximately 400 tehsils and more than six thousand union councils.
Prior to 2001, there were 106 districts but with the reorganisation, these were reduced to 102 by the merger of the five districts of Karachi Central, Karachi East, Karachi South, Karachi West and Malir to form Karachi District. The five districts had formed the division of Karachi which was abolished. The number of districts rose to 106 again in December 2004, when four new districts were created in the province of Sindh of which one (Umerkot) had existed until 2000 and three districts (Kashmore, Qambar and Jamshoro) were newly created.
In May 2005, the Punjab provincial government created a new district[2] by raising the status of Nankana Sahib from a tehsil of Sheikhpura District to a district in its own right.
In Azad Kashmir, the second tier of government is formed by two administrative divisions (Muzaffarabad) & (Mirpur) with a third tier of eight districts. In the Northern Areas, there are six districts divided between two regions of Gilgit and Baltistan; Baltistan being the part of Ladakh in Pakistani control.” Source: Wikipedia
An overview of data is given in table below:

Number of districts
Balochistan Province
North-West Frontier Province 24
Punjab Province 36
Sindh Province 23
Islamabad Capital Territory 1
Federally Administered Tribal Areas 7 tribal agencies plus 6 frontier regions
Azad Kashmir 8
Northern Areas 6
Pakistan 128 districts plus 7 tribal agencies

Snapshot of Dataset; District Boundaries of Pakistan
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Tehsil Boundaries of Pakistan

Here we present the Tehsil Boundaries Dataset which is third level administration boundaries in Pakistan.
A summary of data is given below in the table:

Subdivision Name Tehsils
Balochistan 62
Disputed Area 10
F.A.N.A 13
F.A.T.A. 48
Islamabad 1
N.W.F.P. 44
P.A.K. 18
Punjab 119
Sindh 89
Total 404

Snapshot of Dataset; Tehsil Boundaries of Pakistan
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National & Provincial Boundaries of Pakistan

Pakistan (Urdu: پاکستان Pākistān), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia and is at a pivotal location at the crossroads of South Asia, the Middle East, and Central Asia. It has a 1,046 kilometre (650 mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, the Republic of Indiain the east and the People’s Republic of China in the far northeast. Tajikistan also lies adjacent to Pakistan but is separated by the narrow Wakhan Corridor. In recent times, Pakistan has been called part of the Greater Middle East.

Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world and has the second largest Muslim population in the world after Indonesia. It also has the second largest Shia Muslim population in the world. The country is listed among the Next Eleven economies, is a founding member of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, G20 developing nations, Asia Cooperation Dialogue and the Economic Cooperation Organisation. It is also a member of the United Nations,Commonwealth of Nations, World Trade Organisation, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, G33 developing countries, Group of 77 developing nations, major non-NATO ally of the United States and is a nuclear state.Source: Wikipedia

We have collected the GIS maps of various administrative divisions of Pakistan in ESRI Shape file format. Here we present the National and Provincial Boundaries Dataset for free. Please refer back if you modify and update them so that more detailed information can be available for other users.


Snapshot of Dataset; National Boundaries of Pakistan
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Pakistan is a federation of four provinces, a capital territory and federally administered tribal areas. The government of Pakistan exercises de facto jurisdiction over the western parts of the disputed Kashmir region, organized as two separate political entities (Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas)


  1. Balochistan
  2. North-West Frontier Province (NWFP)
  3. Punjab
  4. Sindh


  1. Islamabad Capital Territory (IST)
  2. Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)
  3. Azad Jammu and Kashmir (or simply Azad Kashmir)(AJK)
  4. Northern Areas (FANA)

The third tier of government was composed of 26 divisions with two further tiers (districts and tehsils) administered directly from the provincial level. The divisions were abolished in 2001 and a new three-tiered system of local government came into effect comprising districts, tehsils and union councils with an elected body at each tier. There are currently 107 districts in Pakistan proper, each with several tehsils and union councils. The tribal areas comprise seven tribal agencies and six small frontier regions detached from neighbouring districts whilst Azad Kashmir comprises seven districts and Northern Areas comprises six districts.Source: Wikipedia

Snapshot of Dataset; Provincial Boundaries of Pakistan
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