It would be nice if countries and regions were automatically integrated in the Map object. This way, counties, regions, provinces, etc. could be colored in and you could zoom and move your map around and click on countries to get pop-up info or drill-through to something else.
This way, no cockpit would be needed to color in countries or other regions. Technically, the map object would be linked to an entity containing all standard country/region names in a level. You would then be able to map your source data in a settings screen to a lower level of the hierarchy which holds your source data, or link your source data directly to the highest level by using ETL (or a db view).map