Frequently Asked Questions

Which software are compatible with EDSM?
Elite G19s Companion
EVA
Multiple CMDR support
Send flight logs with current ship
Send private comments
Update commander fleet
Update commander credits
Update commander ranks
Update celestial bodies
Update system information
Update station information
Update market data
Update shipyard data
Update outfitting data
Update materials/data
Do I need to submit distances?

Before Elite: Dangerous 2.1, coordinates were calculated directly by EDSM with distances submission. Now that we receive coordinates directly with the flight logs, distances submission has less impact on our database than before.

We still have a large number of systems in our database without coordinates, so it's always good to submit some ot to fill the gap in your old flight logs.

Why coordinates have different colors?

Before Elite: Dangerous 2.1, coordinates were calculated directly by EDSM with distances submission. Now that we receive coordinates directly with the flight logs, we need to ensure that coordinates are not forged by malicious software.

To avoid that, we store all coordinates including the ones EDSM have calculated and show them with an orange color. All these coordinates are pretty much precise as far as we know, but once we receive a log confirmation, we lock the coordinates and show them as green.

To be turned green, a system must receive multiple confirmation, so do not worry if they stay orange, this has no impact on your flight logs.

How do I submit a new system for the Galactic Mapping Project?
Why is my ship image having a question mark?

We are still trying to grab screenshot of every variation of ships in the game.
You can help us by sending a scrrenshot of your ship in the livery section of the outfitting screen, and send it to us.

Screenshot must have a resolution of 1920*1080px and be taken with a default ship.
Graphics settings must be on Ultra, with maximum FOV.

To remove the UI, hold: CTRL + ALT + G

Here is a summary of which screenshots we already have: Ships

Can I add a new language or help with the translations?

Of course ! Give us a shout to add your new language. All our translations are handled here: https://edsm_net.oneskyapp.com/collaboration/project?id=199316