I am working on a project in which i need to plot data on Mumbai city map section wise or area wise but i am not able to get Shapefile for the same.

Can anyone please provide me the link where i can get this Shapefile? or guide me on creating one using QGIS?.I mentioned QGIS because i know a little about OGIS and hence it will save time.

Also i tried certain links which are listed below but i couldn't find what i need.

I mentioned shapefile because these are easy to manipulate, later i will convert it into geoJSON and work on it so if geoJSON files are there then it would also help. An image is also provided below.

Note: only the important links are listed:

  1. http://monsoon.mcgm.gov.in:8080/RESTFulWS/WardMaps.html0
  2. http://www.naturalearthdata.com/downloads/10m-cultural-vectors/
  3. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/datameet/ZVeyx7vT49g

this is what i want

  • You are asking for a shapefile in two ways: 1. "mumbai city area or section wise" and 2. "Mumbai city map section wise or area wise". Are you perhaps after the city boundary and/or its suburb boundaries? I am wondering if your question may be a duplicate of gis.stackexchange.com/questions/58574/…
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Dec 1, 2014 at 8:18
  • For Mumbai there are shapefiles extracted from Open Street Map data here: mapzen.com/metro-extracts
    – nhopton
    Commented Dec 1, 2014 at 10:40
  • For Mumbai there are obviously no administrative boundaries in the Openstreetmap's database! I peeped into the mapzen's mumbai_india.osm.pbf, which contains only sparse data which are of no value for this purpose. Also, if quering the administrative boundaries of Mumbai with the Overpass-API I get no result!
    – Kay
    Commented Dec 2, 2014 at 8:54
  • Do you need the municipal wards? Or something finer? Commented Dec 2, 2014 at 17:52
  • @DevdattaTengshe something more finer.....even wards will do..so that i can edit it further
    – Akshay
    Commented Dec 3, 2014 at 6:07

2 Answers 2


Perhaps DIVA-GIS may contain the shapefiles you're after with some corresponding boundaries. Select India as your country and your subject, I chose Administrative areas and received 4 shapefiles of differing levels. Choose the "IND_adm3" layer to see all the Mumbai areas within the Maharashtra district.

Note: The shapefiles are outdated as Mumbai is still named as "Greater Bombay".


Mumbai attributes

Hope this helps.

  • this is taluka level actually...i need more finer maps...
    – Akshay
    Commented Dec 3, 2014 at 6:10
  • 1
    I'm going to have to check out this DIVA GIS. It seems like a useful data source. Commented Dec 3, 2014 at 13:53

Municipal ward level maps can be found here: https://github.com/mickeykedia/India-Maps

  • 2
    I understand your concerns. It is just that this data seems hard to come by, so I wanted to make sure that other people looking for this, actually find the data. You can include the link as a comment if you think that's more in line with the requirements of the forum. As for citations. I have none, but these 'look' consistent with the ward map as listed in the image above and from my own knowledge as a resident.
    – Mayank
    Commented Apr 30, 2016 at 20:05

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