GPS location management

John Doe shared this feedback 23 months ago
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Introduce Alt-A Select All, Shift-Select, and Ctrl-Select for muti-selecting GPS locations in the GPS Tab menu. This idea is only for the ability to multi-select the locations and set HUD visibility options. When doing this all other fields and options would be greyed out. I'm requesting this because whenever I prospect for ores, I tend to generate a large list of coordinates, and this would speed things up in terms of managing the UI.

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Im adding my ideas:

1) Option to auto turn off GPS locations based on distance

2) Distance value in GPS location detail tab

3) Sorting GPS locations by distance

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Sorting by distance is not a good idea. As an option maybe, but not as a default or anything. Since after a Jump your list would be sorted completely different and that makes it hard to navigate.

Unless you really want to find the nearest GPS possible.

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Yes, I mean just as a option. Like if you have dozen of GPS coords of asteroids with iron ore, but you want to know which one is closte without need to turn on all, look at all distances, than turn all others off

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Option to disable auto GPS.... like the damn mysterious crates, or body locations would also be nice.

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I might want to add: Hiearchical Coords or simply folders in the GPS list. Just add all your mining coords to one subfolder and (de)activate with one click.

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Instead of having a bunch of additional keybinds, why not copy the block grouping logic and apply it to GPS management?

I would really like the ability to set a custom color for GPS points with a RGB Hex color value. It would also be nice if the display name text color could be different from the Icon [ ] and distance values. In any case, additional options and groupings should be whitelisted in the ModAPI, modscripts, and Visual Scripting API.

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@Geneticus0 I totally agree your idea. Posibility to group and turn visibility on/off like in Control tab seems as great solution to me. I think you should make it as new suggestion, bcs it could ended burried here...

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+1 custom colours, grouping, and distance sorting in particular!

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Folders for locations will be a good thing too. Imagine having folders "asteroids", "pirate bases", "planets", "my bases"... in your locations tab.

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What about creating groups for GPS locations too, similar to items on the Control Panel?

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yeah please add some already in the game functions (like multi-select , groups) to the gps also, it's really bad having like more than 50 gps and always be in the need to scroll through all of them to find specific.

Also I would wish to have some more Icons , currently we only have show on hud and always visible, which gives the icon a little bit difference, but it would be awesome to have some Icons to differentiate more (HQ Symbol,Death Skull Symbol,Numbers as Symbols, etc.)

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Also. please add a way to group a collection of GPS points for use as waypoints with the remote control. Thanks!

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Ctrl+H key for switching between GPS groups, which would be made the same way as component groups.

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This means add 'Toggling Multiple GPS locations on/off for HUD' ? I'm in!

Side topic: for some management tips, this might help someone:

Brenku's GPS Sanity System

I manage my GPS way-points like so:

One asteroid with multiple ores:[Ast] 001 Fe H2 Mg Pt

Or, the same single asteroid with separate ore GPS:

[Ast] 001.a Fe

[Ast] 001.b H2 [Mine]

[Ast] 001.c Mg

[Ast] 001.d Pt

  • Mine - implying a hole is there or it's being actively used.

In the new survival version (1.189) asteroids can have many clusters of smaller asteroids around them. So I used that similar style:

Main asteroid[Ast] 001 Fe 1

[Ast] 001 Fe 2

[Ast] 001 Mg 1

[Ast] 001 Pt 1

Small satellite asteroid 1 of Main Asteroid

[Ast] 001.b H2 [Mine]

[Ast] 001.b Ni 1

[Ast] 001.b Ni 2

[Ast] 001.b Si 1

Small satellite asteroid 2 of Main Asteroid

[Ast] 001.c Fe 1

[Ast] 001.c Mg 1

Small satellite asteroid 3 of Main Asteroid

[Ast] 001.d Pt 1

The benefit to the above method, is that I have all my scouted spots and know exactly where things are.

When leaving this area, and scouting more clusters, I can disable on the HUD all of those, except one of them from the Main asteroid. This way, you can see the main asteroid has been discovered/scouted from a distance, but without 10+ other HUDs on the screen. On top of that, if you are looking for a single specific ore, you can simply turn on that one.

Also, I always make a single 'Parking' GPS when I leave a ship. I delete them on leaving the area.

Bases

When it comes to bases/locations, it is similar to the above method.

[Earth] Base 1

[Earth] Ice Lake Base 1

[Earth] Base 1 - Fe Dep 1 (12m)The base and which one is identified (I mean, use a name if you prefer)

The deposit is based on proximity to the base. This way you know it's the iron deposit nearest this specific base. The (12m) is showing you that the deposit found, is 12 meters from the GPS marker. This way you know it's buried for example, and don't need to dig to it or disturb the area if you don't need it then.

Surveying Ores on a planet

If you are scouting and it's not really part of some proximity to a base, I change it slightly:

[Earth] Survey 001 - Fe Dep 1 (10m)

Perhaps you found some other ore next to it?

[Earth] Survey 001 - Mg Dep 1 (Surface)

You are grouping it with survey 001.

Ok, so you are far enough from Survey 001 to make it not close enough to be part of that group?

[Earth] Survey 002 - Si Dep 1 (20m)

Use a new survey number.

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Voted, but only if this does not categorically remove modifier keys from being available for assignment to movement.

(Space for Up is OK, but whoever thought that C was a good idea for Crouch or Down should be thrown into the same cell with the guy who thought it was a good idea to use backticks grave accent characters for quoting or formatting, and be punished by having to code on non-QUERTY keyboard layouts for the rest of their life!!)

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Some good ideas. I'd also like to see sortable 'Tab' headers at the top of our GPS list, like in a web browser, which we could give names to, like 'Space', 'Earth', 'Mars', etc. Each tag would correspond to the coord location (in space, on Mars et al), allowing us toggle which ones we want to see.

And a 'Select/Deselect All' button.

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Vote 100 ! I like these ideas. Folders to organise would be something for me. The TAB idea for instance from punkatron.

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The above is already basically all I want for a more convenient and enjoyable usage of the GPS Tab. Yes Please!

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Multi-select exactly as proposed by John would allow us to manually create and show/hide categories, by using a naming scheme and sorting the list by that.

Beyond that we could have category tags in GPS format 2.0: GPS:ISSE Station:seller:12144:35235:12352 (I know it doesn't work, just for illustration) with common categories predefined: seller=ship selling economy station, ore=ore deposit, etc. GPS coordinates from data pads and other players would automatically sort into the corresponding category. A category can be shown/hidden on the HUD like an individual GPS marker and sorting by distance or name is a feature within the categories.

The jump drive would benefit from new hot bar functions "Clear GPS" and "Pick jump target from GPS list" using this improved UI as the current small, unsorted list is difficult to use when you have all the economy stations in your GPS.

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Having a distance column in GPS list according to which you can sort (may be a default sort) would help tremendously.

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Agree with grouping gps like in inventory, and having the capacity to sort them by distance or name (wich will be usefull if we name the spots with special rules), and of course the possibility to color them and give them an icon to show on hud. Or to let us put icons in a special game folder to have the icon we want. Brilliant idea you ll had 👍

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All I want is these simple things.


*Multi Select

*Alphabetical/Distance sort

*Assign Color

*Assign Fade/Hide Distance

*Export/Import All To/From Clipboard/File

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I want a system where I can custom create Tabs for my GPS markers, like in a web browser, I'd call one Earth for example, or Mars, or Titan, or Deep Space or whatever, and each tab would compartmentalize the markers for only those general areas/territories. I'd be able to show/hide the coords for different tabs based on what I was doing, so if I was working on or around Mars I could show only those markers, hiding all the rest.

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The GPS Tab is long overdue a remake and more user friendly UI.

Some suggestions:

Tabs / Folder System

Sort / Filters

Colouring

Show / hide distance

multi selecting

Being able to link GPS points to Beacons vice versa

Linking beacons / gps with jump drive capabilities

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Yes please, gps is so frustrating to navigate

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At least another color than blue. GPS Points have nothing to do with a faction, so they should be white or grey. Not blue!

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Colored way points and the ability to change those colors would be great with this!

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There is a way to share GPS waypoints with factions? This would be nice.

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Keen, I beg of you, please do this. Grouping, sorting, batch management... please, please, please!

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Since economy update we need some GPS management. Also it would be nice to have search bar for Jump Drive block