Forums > Senate Hall archive > Why doesn't Wookieepedia have a decent star chart?

I just want to see a stinkin' star chart but all I can find when I search is some silly Knights of the Old Republic reference to the Rakatan Infinite Empire.Unsigned comment by (talk • contribs).

  • There should be images similar to what you're looking for in the Galaxy article. —Silly Dan (talk) 17:07, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Id agree that we need a better star chart, all of the ones on the Galaxy page are too small to read, i think it would be benificial to somehow get or make a new one that is bigger and has a good number of the planets on there. Perhapse there is an interactive one? I don't know, but it would be nice.AzureAngel 19:14, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
  • There were talks of a 3D star chart back when Wookieepedia was first founded, but I think we agreed that such a work would be too fanon-y (and difficult to make). --Imp 19:21, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Well i dont think it would have to be too extensive, perhapse just a laid out map like what is on the Galaxy page (only a bit bigger for legibility) then links to each of the planets beside them. Still i dont know.AzureAngel 19:27, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
      • are you saying like a "map of the galaxy" sort of thing, map with systems and such. It has been brought up a few times, the ones I was there for the idea was discarded that it would be fanon to make our own, and that there arent any official maps out there that contain enough of the systems (theres at least over 700 I know of, only like 300 have any place on a map) KybernetesAlphaJaingHead 01:09, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
        • What I've usually found though is that there can be several versions of SW starcharts and the majority of the good ones are fanmade and subject to interpretation. --Katana Geldar 05:25, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Just wait for someone to publish a Star Wars Galaxy Atlas. -- Riffsyphon1024 05:28, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
  • True, it's because all star charts are different and contain a lot of conflicting information. --Sompeetalay 08:33, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
          • Whats a star chart???!!???--Soviet*Union 17:25, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
            • An atlas for space. Seeing where the different planets are in the galaxy. VT-16 17:36, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
  • The map partially displayed in Hutt Space is pretty good, but it is not Wookieepedia based by any means. I'm not sure why it's there in the first place...--Bonko 19:00, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
    • That map was uploaded by an user that is not a long contributor, however Eric from Nav-computer granted us the use of his maps on this wiki if only to represent where he best thought the planets and regions were. -- Riffsyphon1024 05:47, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Scroll box & map?Edit

Could the galaxy map at Nav Computer be used with a scroll box with a width option here at Wookiepedia? ~ Jaywin

  • No, because it's fanmade. Havac 02:07, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
    • But other maps from this site are used on Wookiepedia, aren't they? Even if it's fanmade, what matters most would be whether or not it's accurate, wouldn't it? ~ Jaywin
      • By being fanmade, it is inherently inaccurate. It's not canon. It's supposition, and while some of it is logical extrapolation, anything as specific as placing a planet on a map would be an inappropriate degree of fanon for the site. Havac 05:45, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
        • It wouldn't be any more fanon than the piechart on the ISD article, using official info for stats. Basically, any Wookiepedia-made star chart would simply position all the locations as noted in the different official charts and note discrepencies. Any locations without proper placement could be noted in a list on the side. VT-16 14:56, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
          • Also, we already use some images to illustrate articles, Sisar Run being the one I remember off the top of my head. And, while it's fanmade, it's also the most accurate model I've ever seen. That still doesn't clear the fact that it's fanmade (and therefore fanon), though. JorrelWiki-shrinkableFraajic 15:12, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
            • Then use them and add a footnote saying that "this image is not necessarily accurate as it is not from a canon source". Karohalva 15:32, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
              • I actually would really like to see the maps used, fanmade as they are. And, since they already have been used (Sisar Run, again), what stops us from using the others? Besides policy? :-P JorrelWiki-shrinkableFraajic 15:58, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
            • Why do we use this map anyway? There's an official map in Secrets of the Sisar Run that is nearly identical to that from (aside from colors and travelling times). --Craven 20:41, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
              • But since noone has uploaded the official map, it's the best we have, and if it's identical, what's the difference other than not being official? -- Riffsyphon1024 08:10, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
          • It's not actual fanon if it only shows systems in relation to one another as described in canon sources. Dots and lines are a long way from making up distances and placements. I'm more bothered by things like the bombtrooper profile picture (apparently based off of the Marvel comic appearance, but still fanmade) than I am about those maps. VT-16 16:01, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

New featureEdit

  • I don't know if anyone noticed, but we do have a new <imagemap> extension. Since we already decided (and have permission) to use the maps, it would be nifty to see someone make a clickable map. I don't have the time of skill to do it myself, sadly. -- Darth Culator (Talk)(Kills) 15:55, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Would we be allowed to edit the maps to make them clickable? Does that violate any copyrights or anything? Because if not I think I might be able to make a clickable map. Darth Benjy 03:50, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
      • See my example of a clickable map at User:Riffsyphon1024/Maptest. That alone has become quite a project. -- Riffsyphon1024 08:08, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
        • Very cool! That would be an excellent feature for this site. Maybe a WookieeProject for galaxy maps should be initiated... ~ Jaywin
          • I think that is a good idea. Who will lead the project, because I'd join for sure. -- Darth Benjy 21:36, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
            • First you need to think about getting an enormous, blank image to use for this. And some clever coordinate system. --ATATatarismall.png 21:39, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
              • What about this? It should be simple to write a parser in PHP, perl, cgi, or whatever to gather the coordinates and names, and we could try asking Modi for an unlabeled version of the map for this use (logically he must have a nice, giant, layered PSD file). Uxviii 23:30, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
                • That image is perfect. --ATATatarismall.png 23:34, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
                  • At the bottom of the <imagemap> page there is a link to a site that allows you to gather the coordinants quite easily. Using that would elimante the need to write a parser, plus it automatically puts it into the imagemap extension format. -- Darth Benjy 03:59, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
                    • I would be delighted to see Modi's magnificent map made multifunctional. -- Riffsyphon1024 04:19, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
  • So, could anyone tell me if any other planets than Coruscant, Kiribi and Yaronn have coordinates? --ATATatarismall.png 17:12, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Annaj is at (-334, -697, 16). As far as I know, that's it. jSarek 19:26, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

WookieeProject Galaxy MapsEdit

How's this look for a basic outline? Wookieepedia:WookieeProject Galaxy Maps ~ Jaywin