(I have cc'd the SMW developers list, it'd be nice if you could subscribe to it so we can continue the discussion there.)
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, I was attending Wikimania.
It would be totally awesome if you could add GIS features to Maps and possibly Semantic Maps. How exactly do you want to do this though?
* General GIS feature support with KML and similar
* Specific polygon support by adding a parameter to the mapping parser functions (or adding a new parser function)
* Something else?
I'm more then happy to answer any questions you might have about one of the extensions as you are working on this.
Jeroen De Dauw
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I recently installed and have been very impressed by your work on Maps and Semantic Maps. I was wondering if there are any plans for the inclusion of polygon creation and querying, particularly using OpenLayers?
I am an experienced OpenLayers developer with some Google Maps and PHP experience. I would be happy to pitch in on an effort to add that functionality, especially if you where able to answer questions about the structure of the plugins as they arose.