My style of gameplay is to attempt hyper vigilance to prevent any non-combatant hearts from getting massacred and after many days, the loot icons just amass to the point that I can no longer see the map.
I notice the loot icons scale up as you zoom out, so any angle or zoom is the same. It would be fantastic if there were a hotkey one could implement to either temporarily or permanently disable them or reduce their opacity. Perhaps the space bar or the middle mouse button since both currently ‘move’ the map?
I know I can throw chests out in the wilds to get the loot picked up but sometimes my workers are too busy to make it out there…except those times the farmer has full bins and walks 30 miles to drop off a couple of baskets of corn.