Faced with a lack of ﬁne grain data availability, in rapidly emerging urban centers of developing nations, the study explored a mapping methodology to create thematic map of public urban green space (UGS). Using GIS, a thematic map of Nagpur city, India was prepared. The objective was to prepare spatial data that are relevant for planners and policy makers, with detailed UGS typologies and to update the status of overall availability and distribution of hierarchical recreational green spaces in the city. The spatial and non-spatial data with added attributes gathered through ﬁeldwork resulted in a holistic dataset,with high accuracy of thematic map (0.93 kappa coeﬃcient). The recorded status of diﬀerent typologies as well as the distribution of recreational UGS shows disparity in the distribution of UGS. The eastern part of the city grossly lacks UGS provisions, which is compensated by the western part with larger availability of natural green spaces. The mapping methodology is novel and eﬀective for recording qualitative status,analyzing their spatial distribution and prioritizing the provisions of UGS. Future research integrating these spatial data with more qualitative research can provide a holistic view on beneﬁts of UGS provisions and thus facilitate eﬀective UGS governance aiming towards better green infrastructure and hence broader urban sustainability.