Hometown: Cambridge, MA
April 19, 2012
Loved Platial.com—the original “people’s atlas”—and used that platform to create local and national real estate bubble maps, named Platial's “Best Real Estate Map” in 2006” award. Now trying to identify best collaborative mapping platform to build a variety of real estate maps to crowdsource information from real estate consumers, particularly do-it-yourself home buyers. Trying to decide whether to invest more time using Google maps, or change to ArcGIS, CartoDB, MapBox, CrowdMap, GeoCommons so I can open data / access layers of housing & real estate information via ESRI, OpenStreetMaps, etc. PERSONAL: Would also like to identify best “memory mapping” platform for use by family, extended family and reunions: both high school and college.
Real estate consumer advocate: Used now defunct Platial.com to create RealEstateBubbleMap in 2006, when others refused to believe that housing prices were inflated & unsustainable. Created 1st cyber cafe for RE in 1995, see http://bit.ly/REC...