more intelligent display of many waypoints
The following screenshots are from "Joes Hüttenliste" ( http://www.tourenwelt.info/commons/do... ) , a big database of many alpine huts around the planet:
I think Locus could do a better job in displaying big datasets: You would need to calculate number of "covered" pixels, ie anything on screen that is either a text label or an icon. Depending on the ratio of covered pixels vs total pixels, one could do stuff like this:
while (ratio > 30%)
Fine tuning has to be done obviously to find out what works. It is important however, that this is more or less automatic, without the need for complex user interaction with a multitude of options. The only setting I can imagine is the "cover ratio". Users could tune it according to their preference (or set to 100% to disable this feature).
I think with careful programming, this could be done in a way that works nicely for most datasets and most users. Anything is better than covering the whole map with a mess of labels or icons after all.