Welcome to CMDR Athanasius' Route Planner. This is a tool using known data (sourced from EDSM API) to find routes between different star systems in Elite: Dangerous. Currently it finds a least-jumps route.
Very Important!!! If you know a route here is 'bad' because it's failing to go via a star system that it could use that's almost certainly because that star system isn't yet in the EDSM database. In order to get data into EDSM you'll need to use a tool, see EDSM FAQ for a list of such.
Likewise if you know this tool spits out a system name that can't be found in-game or displays a different name, please let me know.
This tool updates with any new data from EDSM 4 times an hour at 7, 22, 37 and 52 minutes past the hour. Additionally it updates permit and spectral class information from EDDB once a day aroundf 07:30-08:00 UK time (either UTC or UTC+1 depending on time of year).
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|#||System Name||Jump Distance||Total Jumped||Total Distance|
Notes On Use
The server this runs on doesn't have a huge amount of resources and is shared with other users. I've now had to limit maximum route distance to 1000.0 ly, just like in the game. In addition If the route tries to consider too many possible stars it will now abort early in the calculation.
If you're doing long-distance travel than I'd recommend using Elite Dangerous Neutron Router. If you don't wish to use Neutron Star boosts then set the 'Efficiency' to 100%. Another possibility is to use a local copy of 'EDTS' so you're using only your own resources to plan such long routes.
The page will remember the last form contents assuming you don't disallow LocalStorage and Cookies.
If all you want to know is the distance between two systems then use '15' as the Maximum Jump range. If you use the maximum value that field allows then you'll just cause many, many more stars to be considered and the whole calculation will take much longer.
Currently the system knows about at least some 'Permit Required' systems and will ignore them when trying to find routes unless "Allow 'Permit Required' Systems" is ticked. The exceptions are if you specify such as the Origin or Destination.
There is autocomplete of system names. It requires at least 3 (three) characters typed and searches entire system names for suggestions, not just the start of the name. It also prefetches a 'core' of systems for speed, but will make other queries as you type. If you have any issues with this please contact me as below.
You can toggle prefix-only searching. With the box ticked 'alp' will not match system names like '7 Alpha Lacertae'.
Search 'effort' is limited. Try to find too long a route, especially with shorter jump range and you'll get a "Failed to find a path within X loops" message. It's based on how many times a certain loop gets run. I tested it with 'Rapa Bao' to 'Heike' and it still found a 41 hop path of total jump 426.19ly, with 12.56ly maximum jump range.
There is also a timeout of 180 seconds on trying to find a route.
Elite: Dangerous assets
This route planner was created using assets and imagery from Elite: Dangerous, with the permission of Frontier Developments plc, for non-commercial purposes. It is not endorsed by nor reflects the views or opinions of Frontier Developments and no employee of Frontier Developments was involved in the making of it.