We are working on a research project where we are investigating the ROS Navigation Stack in an industrial setting (https://www.saxion.nl/onderzoek/smart-industry/mechatronica/next-generation-navigation). The partners in the project want autonomy to a certain level. For most areas in a plant, the behaviour of the robot must be predictable.
We have been looking into commercial solutions such as Navitec and Bluebotics and they have graphical tools to guide the navigation behaviour. In certain areas, the robot is free to navigate. In other areas, the robot is only allowed to follow a virtual line. The tools are some sort of vector-drawing tools, where you can draw routes and areas on top of a map. The planners use this additional information to come up with appropriate paths.
We are wondering if there are open source tools that can do these kind of things. We did not find them yet. If they are not there, it might be interesting to develop such a tool in the ROS ecosystem.