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Fallini
08-04-2014, 01:10 AM
Star Wars Galaxy Map v2.1

I made this galaxy map for a Star Wars RPG I was working on. I want to release it to the greater community of star wars resources. I encourage all forms of feedback and/or ideas for improvements. I also encourage anyone to take any parts/all of the map and make there own rendition or use it for there own need.


Base Map - No political Borders


Links (All Links lead to a view able Dropbox page for the .PDF version (provided you have PDF viewer) and .PNG version)

Star Wars Galaxy Map (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/66313271/Star%20Wars%20Galaxy/BaseGalaxyMap.ai) - .AI, 22.83MB - Recommended for Editing
Star Wars Galaxy Map (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/66313271/Star%20Wars%20Galaxy/BaseGalaxyMap.svg) - .SVG, 27.77MB - Alternative for Editing
Star Wars Galaxy Map (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/66313271/Star%20Wars%20Galaxy/BaseGalaxyMap.pdf) - .PDF, 8.02MB - Recommended for Viewing
Star Wars Galaxy Map (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/66313271/Star%20Wars%20Galaxy/BaseGalaxyMap.png) - .PNG, 1.52MB - Not Recommended

Notes

All words on the .PDF map are SEARCHABLE. People on a windows computer press ctrl+f when in the document to search for a word, IE Coruscant.
The .AI version of the map comes with toggable minor faction borders.
The .PNG file simply cannot display the smaller words that the other file types can. All star systems and most trade routes should be still readable.
Map made with Adobe Illustrator CC and then exported to other formats using the same program.



Useful Resources



Links

PDF Viewer (https://get.adobe.com/reader/) (Required for viewing .pdf files online)
Atlas Online Companion (http://a.dilcdn.com/bl/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2014/06/atlas-appendix.pdf) (.PDF)




Changelog



v2.1

Map Colours Changed
Fixed extra text in .AI file
Fixed non-canon items on map

v2.0

New revamped map



Disclaimer

This map is about a fictional galaxy that is the setting of the Star Wars movies, books, comics and games. The map is a completely unofficial, fan-based document and is intended for the non-commercial use.
All material referred to here are the exclusive property of George Lucas, Lucasfilm Ltd., Wizards of the Coast Inc, De Agostini UK Ltd, West End Games, DK Publishing Inc, Ballantine/Del Rey Books, Bantam Books, Berkeley Books, Lucasarts Inc., Marvel Comics, Disney, Dark Horse Comics and/or any other copyright holders.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)
This licence lets others distribute, remix and build upon this work, but only if it is for non-commercial purposes, they credit the original creator/s (and any other nominated parties) and they license their derivative works under the same terms.
D. A. Skoda (2013)

PNG Version, Not Recommended for viewing (.PDF version above recommended.)
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Fallini
09-10-2014, 06:19 PM
Sorry to double post but I really would like some feedback on how I can improve this map or if I indeed should improve on this map in any way.

Please let me know, thanks.

Azelor
09-10-2014, 06:59 PM
I know a little bit of the Universe and I think it's pretty good but you have some overlapping names that are hard to read in the PNG.

I don't understand why some sectors are more important than others. Coruscant is an important system and the surrounding systems too.

What is the name of the area past the Mid rim ? I do have the book but I can't find it.

Does it represent a specific era of the Universe? If yes, it could be a good idea to add the date.

And other than that, I wonder if you want to show something particular on the map. I get overwhelmed by the number of star systems. Some are more important than other (population, economy, story telling). Maybe you could try to make these important systems stand out. It could make navigation on the map easier to find informations.

Bogie
09-10-2014, 07:06 PM
Perhaps it would help if you posted a picture of the map instead of just external links.

Fallini
09-11-2014, 09:05 PM
@Bogie Thanks for the response and will do. I personally thought the picture was too big to put into a post hence why I posted the external links. I will update my first post accordingly.

Thanks again for the response.

@Azelor Thanks for your response, yep I completely forgot to put the "Outer Rim" thanks for pointing that out. The systems chosen are the same ones that appear on the map of the Atlas of the Galaxy and I have not taken any out or put any in based on significance. I recommend you view the .pdf version if you can as, although a longer load, you can zoom into any level and search for any text. The .png version is yet to be optimized for .png, many of the smaller places and areas will have to be removed from it as it is impossible to view such things.

This does not represent a particular era of the universe as the politcal borders have been taken out though it was closely aligned to 77ABY era hence why the major trade routes are there. I will clarify that in the image. The plan is in the future to have different kinds of maps based on this one such as economic, species and population versions of the map.

I will have to go through the systems and get rid of some of the more unimportant ones and put in more of the important ones.

Also some sectors are shown because there is a more detailed map available for those sectors through wookieepedia. Such as the Hapes cluster and Hutt Space, I plan on doing individual maps based on these sector maps. I should probably rename those blue areas from "sectors" to something else though to be a bit mroe clear about this.

Thanks for the feedback it is much appreciated.

Osprey1
09-14-2014, 12:23 PM
@Fallini That is an excellent map, I feel that the Unknown Regions surround all of known space(making known space an island sort of), I don't feel it needs to be shown physically there, just a thought really. What are your thoughts on this idea?

Fallini
09-18-2014, 11:52 PM
agreed, Though actually what you are describing sounds more like wild space which was on the very outskirts of the known galaxy so I will probably represent this in a way that has no actual border but is shown.