This is a good topic for someone that is looking increase their thwack pointage. Getting the data that is currently available on Thwack, providing how-to guides, and providing several examples.
Better yet, How about a contest or Data call such as "Shows us your Map Data" much like "Show us your NOC View" contest.
The map data is not exposed through the API in a useful form. Do you have your nodes grouped in other way, such as by Orion Groups or labelled with location custom properties?
I use custom properties at the moment but would like to do more. Unfortunately, I just do not have time to dive deep into it as I am running 4 different types networks with 4 different Solarwinds Solutions across the globe by myself. I really need 3-5 more people.