Several people have been interested in an "annotated maps" feature for MapKnitter and the PLOTS archive. It seems like there are a few possible next steps.
- on Github, I proposed making a stand-alone annotation system which we could embed in the PLOTS archive or MapKnitter
- the Gigapans made by Chris Fastie and Stewart Long are good demonstrations of what a more map-specific annotation system could look like (auto panning, embeddable)
- we've long discussed just doing screencasts where two people discuss and "walk through" a map on a laptop while recording the screen and audio, and posting on YouTube
- it seems like Zeega.org may offer some features along these lines when it launches
Anyhow, I wanted to kick off some discussion on next steps. We could try all of the above, or a hybrid. But I keep saying "oh, these other folks are interested in this too" and never connecting people, so here goes.