Starfleet Stellar Cartography is a 3D (or 2D if you wish) starmap. Locations from the Star Trek universe are mapped to real stars based on information from the book "Star Trek Star Charts" from Geoffrey Mandel. Over 200 Star Trek-related locations have been identified and mapped.

This program needs JavaScript to run. It's best viewed on a full HD monitor.


The standard view shows a cube of stars with an edge length of 60 light years (+/- 30 light years from Earth in each direction). As a sector is a cube with an edge length of 20 light years (as shown in the center for size reference), the shown volume of stars equals 27 (= 3 x 3 x 3) sectors. These 27 sectors contain 470 stars (in the standard view of Earth).


Click left mouse button and drag to rotate the starfield

Click middle mouse button and drag forward/backward or use mouse wheel to zoom in/out

Click on a star to show info label. Click on the star again to hide label. (It's easier if you stop rotation for this)

Click the "Rotation" button to stop/continue starfield rotation

Click the "2D / 3D" button to toggle between 3D view and 2D projection on the XY plane (so you can compare with 2D star charts)

Click the "Political view" button to show stars in colors depending on their political affiliation. Currently there are seven colors: United Federation of Planets (blue), Klingon Empire (red), Romulan Star Empire (green), Cardassian Union (brown) and Ferengi Alliance (teal). Independent (neutral) planets are shown in yellow. Stars without any planets or with uninhabited planets are shown in grey.

Click the "Scientific view" button to show a natural star color

Click the "Delete labels" to delete all info labels

Select an object (planet or starbase) from the selection dropdown box and press "(Un)Select" to show/hide its info label. Only objects from the current map can be selected.

Select a star from the selection dropdown box and press "(Un)Select" to show/hide its info label. Only stars from the current map can be selected.

Select an object (planet or starbase) from the destination dropdown box and press "Jump" to center the view on the selected object. All objects in the database can be selected.

Scientific Background

The HYG database (1.1) contains all stars brighter than magnitude +9.0 or closer than 50 parsecs (about 160 light years) to Sol. In total there are currently 87476 stars in the database. The database is a subset of the data in three major catalogs: the Hipparcos Catalog, the Yale Bright Star Catalog (5th Edition), and the Gliese Catalog of Nearby Stars (3rd Edition). The name of the database comes from the three catalogs comprising its data: Hipparcos, Yale, and Gliese.

The colors in the scientific view correspond to the emitted light spectrum from blueish over white over yellow to orange and finally red. The colors are exaggerated, though.


"Starfleet Stellar Cartography" (working title "StarMap 3.0") was inspired by a project from Jed Whitten. He started with StarMap (StarMap 1.0) and later a complete StarMap rewrite (StarMap 2.0). These projects are very cool - but I wanted something even better, something really awesome. The idea to "StarMap 3.0" was born and it took me a couple of weeks to get the code running.


Starfleet Stellar Cartography

http://www.uss-atlas.de - Star Trek LARP


Geoffrey Mandel - for his awesome book "Star Trek Star Charts" starting it all

Jed Whitten - for the idea, programming StarMap 1.0 and for sharing his code

David Nash - for the HYG database

Mr. Doob - for Three.js

Programmed by Jörg Bolle (joerg@uss-atlas.de), 2016-2018