- 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.
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The most widely used cartographic system was based on older Earth and Vulcan systems, and perhaps ones even older than those.(citation needed • edit) It divided the galaxy into quadrants, sectors, and systems, and used coordinates to describe specific points in space.(citation needed • edit)
After posing as stellar cartographers in September 2152, the three Takret deserters Rellus Tagrim, Renth, and Guri had to admit that they have no knowledge of stellar cartography after being exposed by Doctor Phlox. (ENT: "The Catwalk")
The largest known Borg spatial subdivision was the matrix. A matrix was subdivided into grids.(citation needed • edit) 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.(citation needed • edit)
- Galactic plane
- List of planets
- Astronomical objects