Nikhil Pahwa is the founder of Medianama.com. He was also one of the co-founders of the SaveTheInternet campaign for Net Neutrality in India.
Arun Ganesh, popularly known as Planemad is currently creating a free geodatabase of India using OpenStreetMap.
The discussion revolved around the following questions-
- How the Geospatial bill is hijacked by maps whereas it’s actually about data.
- The history and genesis of the draft Geospatial Information policy of India.
- Is life for independent and commercial mappers hard? Will the new policy put further barriers to innovation in the age of location-based services?
- Why is India so sensitive about its borders?
- The role of maps in education and how it impacts development.
The full discussion is available on Youtube.