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Premesh Chandran

Chief Executive Officer, Malaysiakini

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We're coming up with easy tools to build exciting online maps, what stuff would you like to see on a map?

Live TED Conversation: Join TED Fellow Premesh Chandran

Co-founder and CEO of Malaysiakini.com, an independent Malaysian news website

This conversation will open at 11 am ET on October 24th.


Maps are now online but still pretty static. What if maps were fast changing? Easy for anyone to create an interesting map of things, events or places, and fill it with other data like demographics, photos, laws and anything else? What kind of maps would you use or create? Give me your ideas!

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Thanks everyone for your wonderful ideas. We're building a easy to use mapping tool called Feedgeorge, and we'll do our best to incorporate your ideas. Its where all geo-data can come together, and anyone can share, or look for, to get to know a place better. You can keep an eye on the project at feedgeorge.com. Or drop me a line at facebook.com/premeshchandran or @premesh and let me know your thoughts! Stay in touch, and lets map together!

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  • Oct 24 2011: So,, maybe have a map with a mobile app that will track your movements and records at set times, or distances. (ex. every hour or every 10 miles.) * add a feature that pulls names and address from yellow pages that has a clickable button that will display residence names and phone numbers. *Cool feature, add a zoning feature that breaks the map up into propertiess and shows land owners and their property boundries, and the size of their property. (not for sure if link your database up to courthouse information.)*display live road conditions.*let users input the conditions of the roads (lots of potholes, nice road recently paved, washed out in alot of places, etc)These are just a few ideas.

    *Resturaunt wait times. could be a user input field

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