It includes a minimap that shows up in the upper right corner of the screen while you're playing, but you can also open up a full-screen map to view the entire world that you have explored up to that point.
I really like starting with a really wide river nearby, 40-50 blocks across, and 1-2 blocks deep, one that goes for a thousand blocks or so across the map, those are the most fun.
But developers are still far away from meeting every feature demand from the players.
Plus, you can set certain colonists as managers, and they can assign new jobs and check if the assigned designations are still up-to-date, and make changes or delete designations where required.
It also oversimplifies BOP's climate system to just 4 categories.
Edit: Still encountering the same issue.
This is pretty basic in comparison to a lot of the other mods on this list, but it's also tremendously useful.
These new entries highlight some interesting and unique adventures that players can undergo if they feel like they've seen everything there is to see in the indie release.