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A depiction of the Milky Way Galaxy as seen in the astrometrics lab aboard USS Voyager

If you are looking for information about the area of a ship that is used for stellar cartography, see stellar cartography department.

Stellar cartography was the science and practice of making maps and projections of space. The United Federation of Planets and other spacefaring cultures had various different systems to organize and catalog space and objects in space. One who specialized in this science was known as a stellar cartographer.

United Federation of Planets, et al.Edit

The most widely used cartographic system was based on older Earth and Vulcan systems, and perhaps ones even older than those. It divided the galaxy into quadrants, sectors, and systems, and used coordinates to describe specific points in space.

Borg CollectiveEdit

The Borg Collective implemented a strictly numerical system to designate regions of space.

The largest known Borg spatial subdivision was the matrix. A matrix was subdivided into grids. One grid could be further divided into several octants, which were numbered and sometimes given an alphabetical suffix (such as octant 22-theta). Specific objects like galactic clusters were also numbered by the Borg.

Stellar chartsEdit

GeneralEdit

Federation spaceEdit

Klingon spaceEdit

Romulan spaceEdit

Cardassian spaceEdit

Dominion spaceEdit

Various locationsEdit

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