When playing ELITE & VETERAN modes the map centres on your position at the start of the mission letting you know exactly where you are on the map even when you start with a random placement radius.
It would be better if the map started zoomed completely out every time.
Also: the icon called 'MOVE MAP TO PLAYER POSITION' should be disabled for elite & veteran modes.
Also: Clicking on the map while holding 'SHIFT' creates a visible waypoint to follow.
Also: Parachutes have built in GPS :-s
While descending on a parachute it adds a moving (GPS style) cross on the map which follows your position until you land.
This all renders the GPS, compass & map useless.