This Starchart was made for STO after I realised during the closed beta that the galaxy was actually quite hard to navigate as the ingame was map was not very informative.
The Starchart has gone though many incarnations since it was first created, as well as grown in size substantialy! I try to keep it updated as time allows, if you see any mistakes, then please post them in the comments so I can fix them more easily.
You are more than welcome to use this map on other websites, all I ask is that credit for the image is given, a link to this site would also be greatly appriciated. The image URL will always be the same, so once you’ve linked to it once, you will always have the most updated version.
The Starchart has gone though 3 major revisions since I began work on it all those years ago, the very first version that was publically released can be seen to the left. Over the years I decided to bring it more inline with the visuals of the game and as such the style altered. The initial main revamp saw the map styled to match the visual style of the games LCARS interface. With the lastest revamp giving the map a visual appearance that more closely matchs the games website at the time it was created, which gives it a much more slick appearance.
Approximate time spent on creating and maintaining the map so far is about 80-90 hours. Every time a new season comes out, I usually take my ship around the galaxy ingame and take screenshots of every sector to ensure that all system names are still correct (since the developers make ninja patchs altering names sometimes!).