EDSM (Elite Dangerous Star Map) was at first a community effort to store and calculate systems coordinates around the Elite: Dangerous galaxy.
It is now the main API used by dozens of software and websites to find systems, coordinates, information (governement, allegiance, faction...) and celestial bodies (types, materials...).
EDSM has become a must-have for all respectable explorers, and commanders in the galaxy, with it you can:
|Albulum Gourd Mollusc at Blaa Drye ZX-A b46-1||Vainoran|
|Double Negative, once again.||"Rusted Bulk" Mike|
|Waypoint #20 Beagle Point||Sloth Peralta|
|Waypoint #19 Pyrie Eurk QX-U e2-0 (Distant View in Blue)||Sloth Peralta|
|Captain's Log #5 - a Week of local activities before a first 5000ly journey. To be continued...||Jauss|
43,075,441 systems stored.
40,413,063 have known coordinates.
5,154,758 have locked coordinates.
116,200,644 celestial bodies stored.
1,639,777 distances stored.
1,644 routes shared.
115,056,626 entries in 53,613 flight logs
16,564 entries in 3,727 logbooks
0.010769% of the galaxy has been discovered on EDSM, it will take 38,644 years, 11 months, 6 days to discover it entirely.
Current known galactic population: 6,632,497,116,371
Current commodities stock in galactic market: 111,348,281,130 t