Atlases should be a convenience item. The newness and commodity has worn off and now crafting them and lugging them around and sorting them is a real bother.
All planets should stack in one atlas stack. Or better yet. . .
Atlases should not take up an inventory slot.
There should be an atlas menu with atlas options and resource information, this is where we should equip and store our atlases.
Atlases should be a field crafted item like totems.
Regions unlocked across all alt characters should count toward region totals unlocked on Atlases.
Altases should have automatic illumination to see in the dark without putting light in your offhand.
Atlas heat graph should indicate elevation ranges through the color spectrum.
Make atlases appealing. They are such a bother to remember and keep organized, and even then, not hardly worth the trouble. My opinion.