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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!


Closing Statement from Premesh Chandran

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: I'd like to see maps that explain the social situation, like traveling without actually getting there. How about being able to chat with people that lives in the place that you look at? Why not throw in some historical facts and so on?
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      Oct 24 2011: Ah, chatting with people based on where they live! Yes, that would be nice, I can make friends even before getting there. And yes, lots of social information.
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      Oct 24 2011: Nifty idea!
    • Oct 24 2011: In addition, it might be much better to hear voice explaning history, social and economic situation, weather forecast and etc click on the speicific area.

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