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Lalitesh Katragadda:
Making maps to fight disaster, build economies

TEDIndia 2009 · 2:54 · Filmed Nov 2009
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Lalitesh Katragadda: Making maps to fight disaster, build economies
2:54 · Filmed November 2009 at TEDIndia 2009 · Subtitles available in 47 languages

As of 2005, only 15 percent of the world was mapped. This slows the delivery of aid after a disaster — and hides the economic potential of unused lands and unknown roads. In this short talk, Google's Lalitesh Katragadda demos Map Maker, a group map-making tool that people around the globe are using to map their world.

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Lalitesh Katragadda builds tools that help groups of people compile information to build something greater than the sum of its parts. His latest fascination: collaborative maps. Full bio
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