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Houston, TX, United States, 2006/09/20 - Houston is a place where everyone thinks big and right now none is thinking bigger than Edmond McGuyer, a Houston man who is going to change the way the web is used.
In a city known for its vast entrepreneurial spirit and stories of success, it is no surprise to learn of another. It seems that a native Houstonian has found a solution to a long standing problem: what’s available in my part of town? It seems that a simple idea was available, we just didn’t see it, but Edmond McGuyer did.
We all use maps of one type or another to find directions to a destination. What if you want to discover what business is available in a particular area? McGuyer decided to provide a map, a map that provides business with an opportunity to show their location visually. Not only does his map show a location in relation to landmarks on a map, but it includes a link to the business website: all the information that a business wants to offer is just a click away.
“After living in several cities, I always had the problem learning the area. I wanted to know my surroundings and not have to always search.” McGuyer also said “if business would get on a map, then other visitors, residents, new arrivals could benefit as well.”
Edmond McGuyer is just your average genius that loves his city. After living in the same area for several years, he would always be amazed to find a store he would have used. Besides being user friendly and fun to use, the idea just makes sense. In fact, McGuyer believes that clicking on a map and having all the information immediately available, without having to click off the page revolutionizes the information highway. “You stay on the same page; you do not have to go to the search engines. Once you find your point of interest, you click it and you have the information before you. If necessary, a simple bookmark will save the site for future review.” This is a paradigm shift. The information highway forming a hub on the map in a totally user-friendly way.
When asked about the limited area on a map, McGuyer agreed that it was an obstacle, but that is reality. Every map has limitations, it doesn’t mean that we won’t overcome them in the future, but for now we just need to live with them. The present is all about having the opportunity to get on the map and those who take opportunity can benefit.
“This is America,” says McGuyer, “and you have to stake your claim if you hope to succeed. If you don’t stake a claim, how can you be a success?”
McGuyer’s suggestion is to find your location before space becomes a problem or your competitor takes it.