There have been many times when ATC has vectored me right into a mountain (Mostly on Training Server). It would be helpful to ATC and pilots if there could be some type of elevation meter or something that shows how high mountains or hill are and how close the planes are to them.
Here’s an example:
This type of map used to exist, but when global was introduced, the map would’ve taken up too much memory, so it was removed. During the most recent developer stream, Val or Philippe (forgot which one) said that a new map is coming with a lot more possibilities, and when I asked about terrain maps, they said they will look into what the new map can integrate which wasn’t there before (before as in the map now). Just to put that out there
The terrain map, both large and small, was removed for performance reasons with the global release. The developers understand the need and desire for it and the terrain is on the development radar. (Pun intended)