This week the new Star Wars movie hits movie theatres around the world. Millions of geeks, including me, were waiting for that moment for the last decade. Will it be a great movie or just a short journey to back to our childhood? We’ll learn soon. But Star Wars is not all about the battle of light and dark side of the Force. It is also about maps… Maps of the Galaxy.
Other the last 2 decades we’ve seen several maps of the galaxy far, far away. Some of the good, some them even better. Today we’re bring the best of these maps to you in the chronological order.
The first map of the whole galaxy officially published with the release of Star Wars digital encyclopaedia Behind the Magic back in 1998
The second map was a part of Vector Prime novel published 1999. The map has been than reused in 2000s Balance Point novel.
In 2001 the Star Wars Gamer magazine got interested in the topic and published its own Galaxy map.
In 2002 The Official Star Wars Fact File has been published with the following map.
The Star Wars New Essential Guide to Chronology contained a map updated for the Episode 3
Map of the Star Wars Galaxy compiled by “Modi” back in 2006
In 2007 W. R. van Hage independently published The Star Wars Map Of The Galaxy.
2009 brought a new cool map in the Star Wars – The Essential Atlas.
On the first web interactive maps of the Galaxy based on CartoDB engine.