With Information Overload from the Map to the Ground, we didn’t aim to explain or reduce the complexity of urbanisation in the 21st century, or of the settlements like Karail Basti, that are such a characteristic, if worrying, part of it. Taking off from the actual ambiguity of the instruments “satellite picture” and “mapping”, applied in an increasing number of studies since the so-called “topographical turn”, we put into practice the radical lesson these settlements teach, which is, to stop counting and start talking with their inhabitants. Searching for words to name what we’re looking at, we were able to grasp these settlements’ and their inhabitants’ own voice. The visualisation, which earned the first prize in the international competition Planetary Urbanism, benefitted from the onsite research efforts of Louisa Scherer, Paul Klever, Farhana Rahman, Anna Sauter, Abdul Kader Khan (Komol), Marian Knop, Lisa Lampe and Tamanna Siddiqui. It will be exhibited during Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016.