Thoughts, updates and musings from Chandu Thota

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I love building great products. Here are some of the awesome products that I have built: The Dealmap, Center'd, Bing Maps, and MapPoint. My main areas of focus are geo-spatial technologies, local search, web search, IR, machine learning, scalable web platforms and online communities.


I love writing. I have written 3 books so far and my most recent book, Programming MapPoint .NET, is from O'Reilly. I have also published many articles in leading technical journals including MSDN. You can research more about my books and articles online.

Selected Works

Below are a sample of products/publications from my 12+ years of professional career. Currently I'm the CTO and VP of Products at The Dealmap (Center'd) which I founded after leaving Microsoft in 2007.


I'm an engineer, published author and an entreprenuer. I'm originally from Hyderabad (India) and currently living in Silicon Valley.

You can contact me via email at hello - at - I cannot promise a response, but I do read every email I receive.

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