Inman News Gets Inside Scoop on Maggie McCullough


Inman News got the inside scoop on PolicyMap Founder and President Maggie McCullough in a January interview. Inman News subscriber? Read the interview on their website. For everyone else, check out a screenshot of the full text, and read an excerpt below:

Inman News: How’d you come up with the idea for your startup?

Maggie McCullough: I was doing research for state and local governments and was desperately trying to figure out how to incorporate some data and maps as a part of my research. But the desktop mapping software was hard to learn. I even took a course and still had trouble.

It just seemed that the data and maps should be available on the Web (not locked in someone’s desktop) and that making maps should be as simple as anything else you do on the Web (like shopping!); I wanted it to be simple.