Maybe if they allow us to select and edit visibility of the beacons in the map view that will settle some things. Then you could at least hide some beacons your not interested in, say some early discovered geothermal vents, until your ready to go put some power plants down there. Clicking on the beacons in the map probably first thing I tried to do. They have patched so you have to be looking at a beacon to see the distance, but that's still difficult when you have several of the same exact size icons stacked one atop the other. My hub and the space elevator work for me as my base beacon, and then the first radar tower I placed was well elevated above my base. I do not care see those icons all the time though.