Dear +Niantic Project
About the scanner. Since it's a scanner, and not a satellite imaging view-port, wouldn't it make sense to keep the street layer information on top of the field layer? I, as I assume most agents do, use the scanner to navigate between portals, especially in a new area. Operating under/in a multilayer field blanks out the street information and makes the scanner impossible to use for navigation.
Please consider keeping the street/building information always visible as it will make the scanner better and more safe to use as a navigational tool in all circumstances.
(Sure this is mostly a convenience thing but it might also have agent-safety implications.)
While on the subject. Other scanner visualisations might be considered for an update to keep them more visible. Portal-visualisations might benefit from a tweak so they don't disappear in a field of the same faction-colour.
Thank you for your consideration.+NIA Ops
(Just to be clear. I'm an L16 ENL agent and I'm using a green BAF to illustrate this issue so all the "You're just a big crybaby because you don't like being enveloped by [other faction]'s field"-comments could be avoided.)