Idea #1. Create a Cartography Guild. If there is interest, the first members (established cartographers) can create rules for membership and what the guild would do.
Idea #2. Map Beautification Project. Identify maps that could be better -- in appearance or playability. Create a common account for multiple mapmakers to use to work on the map together. When finished, send the svg back to the original mapmaker. New map goes public. Maps are better. Games are more fun.
Nice idea in theory, but as Richard said, a person makes a map with an idea in mind. The map they make presents that idea within the limits of warlite. What your idea of "fixing" and "dolling up" is may be very different from mine or anyone elses idea.
Idea #3: DIY Board Games. With Fizzer, mapmakers and players discuss turning Warlight maps into DIY board games. Some things to consider --> Dice rules. How to create game boards (lamination vs other options). Game pieces/armies (coins?). Neutrals (empty lands have fixed neutral values for each game?). DIY Board Games' download links located on each maps main page. Cost of download (determined by mapmakers? is there a reason for this to be free? or would a little monetary incentive encourage more and better mapmakers to create more and better maps?).
Risk already exists. }; )> The advantage of warlite is that is online, can be saved online, and as far as game play goes it does not take hours to set up like Axis and Allies or Risk, does not have hundreds of game pieces, and if you have company visit you dont have to take the game away. You can pick up right where you left off online without needing to write down what player had how many armies on what territory.
Again nice ideas, and I am not trying to shoot them down, but I see it as un-needed.