Introducing, Elite: Dangerous Astrometrics.

Elite: Dangerous Astrometrics is a website devoted to providing maps, graphs, charts, and data extracted from the Elite: Dangerous game, via player submissions to, via programs such as ED-Discovery.

It started out as an experiment, downloading the EDSM data dumps and building a local copy of the database, and then attempting to make some visualizations. This rapidly grew into a wide range of maps and graphs.

The name "Astrometrics" is intended in the Star Trek: Voyager sense of the term, relating to cartography and visualizations, as well as data and analysis, rather than the real world "Astrometry" which refers to precision measurements of stellar objects in the sky.

(FYI, there's a thread in the Exploration section for this as well, where the discussions originally started)

  • Maps of discovered systems and bodies
  • Additional maps breaking out systems by mass codes, stars by age group or type, etc.
  • Charts and Graphs of body distributions
  • Spreadsheets of rare or interesting subtypes
  • Videos of exploration history recorded by EDSM
  • Video creator to animate your own exploration history
  • Exploration tips, and ship configuration templates

Some examples:

(click for expanded views)

My own exploration history, created on the website:

Star class distribution:

Visited/Discovered star systems:

Discovered systems history heatmap: