Working together on a map is a natural inclination for many cartographers, professionals, and hobbyists who love to collaborate on projects and ideas. Like any living document, much of what is mapped gets better with feedback from stakeholders, clients, and teammates.
Though commenting is a key feature in our teams’ docs, spreadsheets, presentations, and PDFs, it's rare to comment directly on a colleague's map. Instead, comments and feedback are typically collected in roundabout ways, such as email exchanges, live meetings, verbal inputs, surveys, forms, and other lengthy, complex processes, taking extra time to reconcile and make sense of.
What if you could bring all this engagement right onto your map?
Now in Felt, you can collaborate and collect feedback seamlessly in one place — on your map! — with Felt comments. Anyone can leave their thoughts on your map (no Felt account required), and you get to collect this input in context, in real-time, and all online.
With comments, we are also launching the top-requested storytelling feature — groups! Group elements together in the legend to better control the organization and viewing experience of your map.
A modern way to engage in conversation
With Felt, we aspire to build the best way to make maps on the internet. We believe this extends to the way that we all work together online and in our maps.
That’s why we’ve built commenting with intuitive, modern features that make conversation easy.
How it works:
- From any map you’ve made, invite others to view the map and share their comments.
- They can add a comment by selecting the comment icon and clicking on the map.
- All comments will show up in the map editor’s comment window.
- The comments can thread together so you can have conversations right on the map.
- Tag a teammate by name to ensure they receive a notification.
- Resolve comments when the conversation is complete.
- Emoji-react to share love for some input or feedback.
- As the map owner, receive notifications via email when any unread comments have appeared on your map.
- People can comment on maps from any desktop or mobile device.
Here is commenting in action:
This modernized approach to commenting makes Felt an ideal way to work together on maps, whether you’re working with your team, with a customer, with a client, or with the public (see the next section for an exciting use case about public feedback).
And we believe this helps set Felt apart. Entirely web-based, Felt is perfectly designed for instant and smooth communication across teams and clients—finally bringing maps a best-in-class commenting experience.
By commenting directly on the map, you’re able to get real-time feedback on your work so that you can move faster, save multiple steps and cycles, and deliver the highest-quality, most-valuable work. Tag someone in a Felt comment today!