by Miryam Muller in

CityMaps was founded by Elliot Cohen in 2010 with the simple premise: Today’s online maps are great at helping you get from point A to point B – but what about the journey in between?

Life in dense urban areas is different than other places. More people. More choices. More hidden gems. Public Transportation. More people looking for deals. More businesses competing for customers. More young people. More opportunities. More expertise to gain and share. CityMaps was created to help.

To create this vision, Elliot teamed up with co-founder Aaron Rudenstine and they, along with a brilliant team, created the web’s first Social Map.

“Map”. It’s a verb. And a noun. It used to be transactional and solitary. Now, it will be interactive and shared.