What problem(s) would this feature resolve?
The arrangement view can get overwhelmingly big, and it’s easy to get lost:
A mini map would make working in the arrangement view a lot easier.
How does this feature fit in Bitwig as a product?
A minimap already exists for the Grid, although only visible in the devices panel. A minimap in the arrangement view would make Bitwig more consistent and accessible.
Is there already an alternative way to achieve this on Bitwig?
Could it be implemented using Bitwig components or APIs, without Bitwig team’s support?
Could it be provided by a VST or something else reasonably integrated with Bitwig?
Are there other products that offer this feature?
Relevant links (optional)
Do you mean a scroll bar mini map ? Ableton and FL studio have scroll bars in the arrangement that give an overview of where colored items are, it’s actually subtly useful and good use of screen real estate. If there is a bunch of junk tacked to the end you can seen it and remember that without scrolling to it. Also a bunch of yellow colored bass ideas could be easily seen.
Another option that would most likely use mor e screen would be actually adding an RTS like minimap like StarCraft or the grid in bitwig,
I know that cubase has the scrolling map which is helping a lot to navigate large project. I agree with the author.