Just a suggestion for the GUI host filtering geopanel (note: on version .7)
Each time I open the geopanel, I have to repeat the following.
1) uncheck kilometers to get miles
2) set zoom factor to 5
3) then zoom into my area of the map.
It would be much more user friendly if those viewing preferences would be retained. So, each time I open it, miles are set, and I am already zoomed in.