How can you find a location when flying a lander in KSP? I have a contract to collect soil samples from specific zones on Minmus. The locations are shown with pink sample bags in the orbit map, but aren't marked in staging view.
I can activate navigation to the location. This adds the pink sample bag symbol to the navball on the direction to the location. When flying over a location I'm looking down on the top half of the navball, but the mark for the location is conveniently located on the bottom half.
Landing somewhere near the locations doesn't work because they aren't visible to the Kerbal on an EVA (and the Kerbal doesn't have a navball).
How can I find these locations while flying my lander?
These locations are not ordinary objects. You can't set them as a target, only "activate navigation".
Only descending into a crater so that a location was above me could I get a good enough idea of which direction it was.
This is the view of the navball from almost directly above the location. Notice there isn't an anti-location marker.
If I roll the craft over the location marker is visible on the underside of the navball.
The above series of actions isn't a solution. It's an aggressive 500 m/s Δv maneuver to demonstrate the conundrum.