Lokesh B S

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

2011   Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, BGS Polytechnic College, Chickballapur



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 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 the projects related to research and practice with Geospatial dataset. He has earlier worked on Geodatabase creation 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 Bhubaneshwar. 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.

Research Projects at IIHS

Urban Atlas
Chronological growth of slums in Denpasar
Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR)


Practice Projects at IIHS

Resilience Baseline Studies
Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)
Planning, ‘Violations’ and Urban Inclusion
2015 Identifying Locations of High-Intensity Economic Agglomeration in Odisha
2015 India Urban Policy Support Partnership
2015 Study the change in land cover around Rachenahalli and Jakkur lakes


Working with Maps – a course on Geospatial Technology
Google Earth and QGIS Training for Slum Jagathu

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