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Thread: System map overhaul needed

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    System map overhaul needed

    Why is the system map not like the galaxy map? I want to manipulate it from any angle and see the exact positions of every object. That way I can plot a route for surface scanning that passes the most planets in a line. I don't like that the system maps shows the distance of the planets from the star but I cannot see my relative exposition to them. What do you guys think?

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    let me say it before everyone else does...
    Orrery Map please!!!!

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    Originally Posted by Andovar View Post (Source)
    let me say it before everyone else does...
    Orrery Map please!!!!
    Yep it's another Orrery Map please thread.

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    Orrery map is much desired feature yet to be implemented by FD. Recent thread disappointed us a bit with Dale saying it is not on map for Beyond It is quite a work to implement and FD didn't saw much improvement.

    However people have mentioned lot of reasons why it would be good to have orrery. Just add voice for it and hopefully devs will notice.

    Originally Posted by danteuk View Post (Source)
    Yep it's another Orrery Map please thread.
    As much as needed We need 'goats request Orrery map' drive on Twitter and elsewhere

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    I was explaining something to do with basic orbital mechanics to my son the other day (tidal locking) and used the system map to demonstrate. He had no problem understanding the view.

    If you want to see an orrery view you can simply use SuperCruise. It's accurately scaled too, and you can move your PoV anywhere in it

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    Originally Posted by Riverside View Post (Source)
    If you want to see an orrery view you can simply use SuperCruise. It's accurately scaled too, and you can move your PoV anywhere in it
    I'm assuming you mean through the camera suite?
    I've never tried. Is it actually possible to zoom out enough to get a more or less top-down view of a system?

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    Originally Posted by Andovar View Post (Source)
    I'm assuming you mean through the camera suite?
    I've never tried. Is it actually possible to zoom out enough to get a more or less top-down view of a system?
    Just flying my ship around works for me

    An Orrery view would not accurately represent distance to scale, but would need to attempt to display the orbital paths of every body in what could be a very complex system.

    The current system view conveys that information, only distance to a secondary star is not included. I can accurately gauge where in the system I am by looking out the window.

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    Originally Posted by Andovar View Post (Source)
    I'm assuming you mean through the camera suite?
    I've never tried. Is it actually possible to zoom out enough to get a more or less top-down view of a system?
    I think you missed point and maybe the sarcasm. 😏
    If you fly north/south of orbital plain, you'll get a lovely top down view of all the planets in a system.
    You just might have to fly 100+LS to see it 😁

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    Yep, nearly all of us want an orrey map.

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    Originally Posted by Max Factor View Post (Source)
    Yep, nearly all of us want an orrey map.
    And you have it already, just turn orbital lines on.

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    Originally Posted by GeneralIdea1964 View Post (Source)
    I think you missed point and maybe the sarcasm. 
    If you fly north/south of orbital plain, you'll get a lovely top down view of all the planets in a system.
    You just might have to fly 100+LS to see it 
    buzzzzzzzz......
    yup, apparently that one went right over my head.

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    Originally Posted by Riverside View Post (Source)
    And you have it already, just turn orbital lines on.
    No, that is not an orrey map. I would have to fly 100-200 ly up and look down to get a rough indication of what is the best route to scan planets which is a huge waste time.

    What I would like is an orrey map (can be toggled to 2D like we have it know for those that don't want it) that we can place staged way markers down so I can plot my route in the most efficient way possible through the system.

    Also it can be used for a lot more stuff. Look at this for an example of what you could do with an orrey map:

    https://imgur.com/a/l1wBF

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    I still remember this one amazing concept art of 3d system map, but I`m losing my hope. Current 2d map is usable yeah but its sooo.... old time... placeholder like. Definitely would like to see overhauled 3d version yes.

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    Honestly, I'm not so sure I'd actually like a 3d Orrey style map. I did see some of the old concept images, and to be honest, they seem overly complicated, cluttered and busy.
    Sometimes newer and prettier isn't really better - just look at Windows 7, 8 and 10.

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    Originally Posted by IndigoWyrd View Post (Source)
    Honestly, I'm not so sure I'd actually like a 3d Orrey style map. I did see some of the old concept images, and to be honest, they seem overly complicated, cluttered and busy.
    Sometimes newer and prettier isn't really better - just look at Windows 7, 8 and 10.
    I have to agree.
    I'm not a huge fan of glitter over functionality. For the same reason I prefer the station menu over some kind of "hub" (leg worshipers keep suggesting it) where one would run around, conducting business. Tidy menus and schematic maps are my thing.

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