If you have tables with geolocalized data, it would be nice to perform even the simplest GIS operations: presenting the registers as dots in the map, colouring them depending on KPIs or tasks, etc.
It is possible to use, for instance, google maps APIs to connect google spreadsheet with maps and presenting tables of data on them updated all the time. But you have to abandon either spreadsheet or map if you want to check data, update or create new points, etc.
Keeping in mind Coda Packs’ philosophy and the essence of Coda as (the ultimate) project hub, it would be nice to have the possibility of integrate active maps which are connected to a Coda table. I’m not sure if in the future it could grow beyond packs and into view, offering a map view like as we now have a Gantt or Kanban view. Anyways, offering a coding-free option would catch the attention of a lot of users that are now out of GIS benefits because they cannot afford to pay for using them coding from a vendor’s API
What I do right now is to embed certain google maps in a Coda section, which is simple and nice. Just pasting the URL and here we go. However, maps are not connected with Coda tables and therefore a good part of Coda’s potential is absent.