Modify the vessel icon with line-segment extension to hint speed/direction
It would be useful to add a line segment radiating from the current location in the direction of travel. The length of the line segment would represent the distance that would be covered in X minutes at the current speed (programmable). This way one could easily judge the time before reaching a mark or hazard, independent of chart zoom. The line segment would also serve as a better indicator of heading than the current arrow head.
The speed and heading could be filtered to avoid erratic line segment.
We like this… we’ll have to think through how best to do, but its doable.