Reply To: Distinguishing Discovered from Undiscovered
You might not have noticed, but sometimes when you leave a planet and return, buildings will have changed type. So the scan everything, or really anything, from space may not work: reasonably localized scanning from in atmosphere probably wouldn’t be too difficult for devs, but I doubt it’s possible for standard modders. In any case, option like these really should have been built into the game.
Since EVERYTHING is “procedurally created on the fly”, it would be impossible to map on a planetary scale, because most things don’t even exist UNTIL you scan or see them.
Also, anything you scan that is far away from you will just be a number in a database until you get close enough for it to be “seen”.