Thursday, August 06, 2009

Biography

I was passionate about Maps (Google Maps). I created quite a few mashups related to news and events happening around the world. I used feeds (api calls) from Twitter, YouTube to map news and events. This was published at a website mibazaar.com (no longer active).

The Beginnings
My interest in Google Maps started with Hurricane Katrina. Right around the time when Hurricane Katrina struck the US Gulf Coast, leaving behind trail of destruction, I bumped into a Google Maps Blog (googlemapsmania). From here I got a great idea of how I could use Google Maps API to help out folks in and around the New Orleans area. I created a map showing where businesses were opening up after the Hurricane was gone. I got lots of good feedback from this mashup which encouraged me to create more mashups.

I am really proud of my Barack Obama Journey of Life Map" which was featured at maps.google com homepage. Techcrunch also had featured this mashup.

Here's a Google Earth Version of Barack Obama's Journey of Life