This talk will describe a project in 2011 to create local maps based upon the SIWO datasets for walrus hunters in the Bering Strait Region. A geographic information system (GIS) was used to combine data layers to produce a map customized for the needs of the hunters. In an effort to make the map an interactive tool, methods for enabling the local residents to annotate the map and send the results back to the project team were explored. Preliminary efforts to use interactive methods such as web mapping and web-based annotation were unsuccessful. Revised tools using simplified maps emailed or fax'd to communities did not garner as much response as we had hoped for. We are now exploring harvesting information from resources such as Twitter tweets and FaceBook pages as way to gather feedback and qualitative and quantitative scientific data. Challenges such as limited Internet bandwidth, the best methods for annotating the maps, and choosing the optimal spatial and temporal scales were anticipated and our preliminary solutions will be discussed.