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  1. #286
    Yeah, I made a few attempts to align the regional boundaries, and I centered it more visually at first. But then some of the corners didn't line up with the arm gaps the same way they did in screenshots of the in-game codex map. Some of that might also be due to scaling the whole overlay too, but it's hard to tell.

    The good news is that now that I've created the "path" in Photoshop, I can scale and move it around as needed before re-rasterizing.

    I didn't see if the journals will record region names as people travel. I hope it does, so that EDSM can build up some region data.

  2. #287
    Originally Posted by Orvidius View Post (Source)
    Yeah, I made a few attempts to align the regional boundaries, and I centered it more visually at first. But then some of the corners didn't line up with the arm gaps the same way they did in screenshots of the in-game codex map. Some of that might also be due to scaling the whole overlay too, but it's hard to tell.

    The good news is that now that I've created the "path" in Photoshop, I can scale and move it around as needed before re-rasterizing.

    I didn't see if the journals will record region names as people travel. I hope it does, so that EDSM can build up some region data.
    It does, but not very usefully. At least in my journal files from the beta, the region name is only emitted when you create a Codex entry by scanning a new type of object. So EDSM could harvest region names from the journals, but each player could only contribute one system per type of object (104 in total, I think?). We might need something similar to the current triangulation interface, allowing players to manually tag systems with the region they are in. Of course, once we have good boundaries, EDSM can do that automatically from the coordinates. Then perhaps it could do something similar to how it puts systems needing more trilateral distances on the front page -- proactively ask commanders to check stars calculated to be close to a region border to verify which region they are in.

  3. #288
    Originally Posted by Straha Yeagar View Post (Source)
    The Starfleet logo has been up there for a while now, but that second is for sure new.
    Indeed, it has been there for two years...

    https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showth...27#post4624727

    The Nyuthai Ripple was about a kylie out from where it should have on EDDiscovery at the time, but that was my target back then.

  4. #289
    Originally Posted by SpocksOddSocks View Post (Source)
    Indeed, it has been there for two years...
    Yeah, I had a total brain-fart on that one. I had seen it before, but for some reason it looked different and didn't ring a bell when I saw it again in my own maps.

  5. #290
    I've tweaked the positioning of the region boundaries and labels, but I know it's still not quite right. I'll have to make more adjustments later when we can start getting some positioning info in-game on where the region corners are.

    I've also added the region-overlaid heatmap as a downloadable image.

  6. #291
    I'm still tweaking the region boundaries on the interactive map, but it's already a lot better. I've been flying out to some of the boundary intersections, where 3 regions come together, and it's helping to line things up.

    Also, I started to get curious about the exploration data rates before and after 3.3. The server downtime on Tuesday is quite apparent in the data, and the weekend had a huge amount of activity:

    2 weeks of discovered systems:

    Code:
    mysql> select date(edsm_date),count(*) from systems group by date(edsm_date) order by date(edsm_date) desc limit 14;
    +-----------------+----------+
    | date(edsm_date) | count(*) |
    +-----------------+----------+
    | 2018-12-16      |    61325 |
    | 2018-12-15      |    57712 |
    | 2018-12-14      |    43199 |
    | 2018-12-13      |    33966 |
    | 2018-12-12      |    23235 |
    | 2018-12-11      |     4889 |
    | 2018-12-10      |    19578 |
    | 2018-12-09      |    37325 |
    | 2018-12-08      |    29882 |
    | 2018-12-07      |    15411 |
    | 2018-12-06      |    21377 |
    | 2018-12-05      |    23956 |
    | 2018-12-04      |    18393 |
    | 2018-12-03      |    23380 |
    +-----------------+----------+
    14 rows in set (9.00 sec)

    2 weeks of discovered planets:

    Code:
    mysql> select date(updateTime),count(*) from planets group by date(updateTime) order by date(updateTime) desc limit 14;                                   
    +------------------+----------+
    | date(updateTime) | count(*) |
    +------------------+----------+
    | 2018-12-16       |   465891 |
    | 2018-12-15       |   397207 |
    | 2018-12-14       |   309462 |
    | 2018-12-13       |   222336 |
    | 2018-12-12       |   170213 |
    | 2018-12-11       |    13638 |
    | 2018-12-10       |    24029 |
    | 2018-12-09       |    33260 |
    | 2018-12-08       |    27922 |
    | 2018-12-07       |    18667 |
    | 2018-12-06       |    14887 |
    | 2018-12-05       |    16272 |
    | 2018-12-04       |    16819 |
    | 2018-12-03       |    20934 |
    +------------------+----------+

    2 weeks of discovered stars:

    Code:
    mysql> select date(updateTime),count(*) from stars group by date(updateTime) order by date(updateTime) desc limit 14;       
    +------------------+----------+
    | date(updateTime) | count(*) |
    +------------------+----------+
    | 2018-12-16       |   141353 |
    | 2018-12-15       |   124212 |
    | 2018-12-14       |   100121 |
    | 2018-12-13       |    71191 |
    | 2018-12-12       |    51368 |
    | 2018-12-11       |     4902 |
    | 2018-12-10       |    12813 |
    | 2018-12-09       |    16127 |
    | 2018-12-08       |    14185 |
    | 2018-12-07       |     7542 |
    | 2018-12-06       |     8396 |
    | 2018-12-05       |    11887 |
    | 2018-12-04       |     9333 |
    | 2018-12-03       |    10280 |
    +------------------+----------+

  7. #292
    Holy crap, I figured the number of reports would go up, but those have skyrocketed! No wonder EDSM and EGO have been under such heavy load.

    Complete side note, do you have an image of the galaxy regions overlay? I have been trying to track one down without much luck.

  8. #293
    Originally Posted by Straha Yeagar View Post (Source)
    Complete side note, do you have an image of the galaxy regions overlay? I have been trying to track one down without much luck.
    Just the overlay itself? I had to make mine in a high resolution for the map. I stuffed a copy of it here (currently about 2 MB, PNG with transparent background). That URL will get updated with whatever the current copy is, as I make changes.

  9. #294
    Thanks for the numbers! To be honest, I expected a larger spike on the number of systems, but it's still pretty good. Of course, the update is most popular with new explorers, who are the least likely to upload to EDSM. As for the bodies and stars, that's a direct consequence of the FSS. A very nice unintended benefit for community exploration
    Would you mind running the same queries monthly? Should be interesting to see the results.

  10. #295
    Yeah, I think I can put together some nice spreadsheets, and have them auto-updated on the website. I'll see what I can throw together.

  11. #296
    Originally Posted by Orvidius View Post (Source)
    Just the overlay itself? I had to make mine in a high resolution for the map. I stuffed a copy of it here (currently about 2 MB, PNG with transparent background). That URL will get updated with whatever the current copy is, as I make changes.
    This is exactly what I was looking for!

  12. #297
    Originally Posted by Orvidius View Post (Source)
    Yeah, I think I can put together some nice spreadsheets, and have them auto-updated on the website. I'll see what I can throw together.
    OK, I've have a pair of spreadsheets set up, which will update on the same interval as the maps.

    * Discovery Dates

    * Discovery Months

    This has the caveat of course that whatever the "current" month is will always have incomplete data, until we move on the next month.


    Originally Posted by Straha Yeagar View Post (Source)
    This is exactly what I was looking for!
    Awesome.

  13. #298
    Sweet, thanks! Didn't expect to see historical data, but it's very good for context. It's curious that the highest levels of explorer activity, in numbers of systems visited, was around The Return (2.4), and Beyond Chapter One (3.0). The current spike is more of a return to regular levels after a lengthy decrease (little wonder, as few wanted to explore when the new mechanics were coming), even if we assume that 50,000 systems will be visited each day. I have to admit, this worries me a bit. But after all, it's the EDSM data only - seems to correlate nicely with overall Steam stats though.

    Oh, and just to be certain: I assume the "systems" means new systems logged, not systems visited, right?

  14. #299
    Yep that's right, it's new ones logged. Although an unfortunate side effect I discovered is that EDSM alters the system's date when a second visitor corroborates the coordinates. So it's the date of submission if only one commander has visited, or the date of the second commander's visit if it has had 2 or more visitors.

  15. #300
    Hey Orvidius...I noticed your overlay has Scutum-Centaurus Arm listed in two different regions... 26 and 16.



    We need to verify that...




    EDIT: Above, the issue in your overlay is region 9 and not 16...

    Region 9 is INNER Scutum-Centaurus, and 26 is OUTER Scutum-Centaurus