Lokesh B S

Senior Associate – Geospatial Lab | lokeshbs at iihs dot ac dot in

2011     Diploma in Mechanical Engineering BGS Polytechnic Chikkaballapur, Karnataka, India



Countries: India, Indonesia, Nepal
States: Karnataka, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir
Cities: Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi, Anantnag, Jammu, Leh, Srinagar, Kargil, Shimla, Cuttack, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Shillong, Dharamshala, Navi Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Ghaziabad, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Delhi, Patna, Surat
Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu

Lokesh B S is an Associate with the Geospatial Lab at IIHS. He has three years of professional experience in the area of geodata creation. At IIHS, Lokesh is building the GeoData Library of India while supporting research and practice projects with geospatial datasets. He has previously worked on creating a Geodatabase of buildings, transportation networks, land use classes and natural resources for various cities in Saudi Arabia, North America, China and India using satellite images, DEMs, Orthophotos and LiDAR dataset. Lokesh has been involved with several projects at IIHS including the CARIAA project where he supported the team with their spatial data requirements and the YUVA project, where slum level maps were created for the city of Bhubaneswar. He has also been part of the teaching team that has conducted courses on maps, Google Earth and QGIS for the Urban Practitioners Programme and the Urban Fellows Programme.


  • Development Communication, Communications, Urban Fellows Programme (UFP), IIHS



  • Urban Sanitation Management (TNUIFSL), Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP), IIHS
  • Research Methods Suite, Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP), IIHS
  • AMRUT Reforms Evaluation (NIUA), Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP), IIHS

Books/ Book Chapters

Revi, A., Sivakumar, D. K., Chatterji, N., Singh, C., Lokesh, B. S., & Jha, D. (2016). Visualising and understanding urban growth and expansion. Bengaluru: Indian Institute for Human Settlements.

John, V., Viswanath, S., Vikrant, M. S., & Lokesh, B. S. (2021). Navigating exclusions within infrastructures of leisure: Visual expressions and examinations of single screen theatre spaces and the lives of their labour force. In S. Oosterlynck, E. Van Wymeersch, F.  Laoukili, M. Van Dam, & K. Boven (Eds.), RC21 Conference Sensing the City : Place, People, Power (p. 36). University of Antwerp, Belgium. https://medialibrary.uantwerpen.be/files/3713/d4a97a7e-6ba6-4221-b9b4-92c4de1983d5.pdf?_ga=2.2087863.749645352.1628689006-110507554.1628689006

  • Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality (KNOW) Consortium
  • Bridging the Gap: Experience and Challenges of Enabling Access to Higher Education
  • PEAK Urban