Map of Maps - navigable network of linked maps

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"Currently we can only display arbitrarily arranged thumbnails of linked maps and click on them to open the respective maps.
I suggest a more powerful way: a MAP OF MAPS, instead or in addition to the current way. People could vote for this.
And so it would work:
1. In the middle we would see the current map as thumbnail.
2. The linked map thumbnails would be aligned around it.
3. There would exist visible relations between all maps which are linked.
4. Links could be thicker when two maps would be linked many times to each other.
5. Links could use a special look and notation, when they would support additional functionality.
6. A simple click on a map thumbnail would mean: navigate to this map, without to open it. So we would remain in the MAP of MAPs modus.
7. A double click on a map thumbnail would open the respective map in its common modus.

Conclusion:
- we would be able to better overview interdependencies
- we would can perfectly navigate within our knowledge system
- we would better understand our work as a whole"
(from mentalwaves)
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An additional feature would be the possibility to drag further map icons into the Map of Maps and link them to each other directly in the map. [from mentalwaves]
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"It would be also very useful to can see the maps as projects. Hence we would be able to use task icons and the common task management even within the Map of Maps. And: what if the Map of Maps would be the place a manager would can see a higher level gantt diagram, containing all the subprojects (which are maps)?" [from mentalwaves]
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"The map nodes within the Map-of-Maps should be able to inform us about important aspects in the respective ""sub-maps"". We should always know if there exist priorities, important tasks and so on. MM could use icons, colors and whatever to visualize urgent or important things." [from mentalwaves]
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It would also be extremely useful to be able to roll-up data from a sub-map to use "maps of maps" as dashboards for distilling data. I do this with macros and sharepoint links today, but I'd much rather have my PMs put the project data directly into a sub-map and then roll up from map to map.