I have seen many people, including myself, beg for new system coordinates, especially with the *hundreds* of new systems on the handbook maps. Well, I blew my own life away, and went through every single map every published and typed in every single system name, who owned it, and in most cases the various political regions the system was located in. I then took the full 3075 map in one of the jihad books, opened it in Adobe Illustrator, and since it was a single big map I manually clicked on every single planet and typed in its .1 LY accurate coordinates. I then went through the other few hundred systems, typed in the new worlds, and took a couple existing worlds to translate where the new coordinates are. I only typed in worlds from maps where the entire faction was mapped out, even if I could combine maps to get an entire faction, if it wasn't all on 1 map I skipped it (there were scaling and some other issues with many of the maps, so I erred on the side of caution).
The 3075 map is accurate to .001 LY, with the others perhaps up to .05 LY off, though in many cases far less. The clan worlds are +/- a bit more, as I had to use WoR to determine where the clan homeworlds were in relation to the inner sphere. From there I was able to get the HL/NC coordinates. Jarnfolk coordinates were also pretty close, as they had Alfirk on their maps and it matched up with existing silouhettes nearly perfectly. You can see the less accurate coordinates as they go out to up to 7 decimal places, while accurate ones are usually only 2-3. They are still *very* close though.
Aian Nepomuceno has helped me a lot in finding typos (there was over 40,000 system names I typed in, some were BOUND to happen!) and worlds that were renamed.
There are 2972 unique systems.
Now the bad news....
I didn't have the HBHK yet, so I can't say I have complete maps for very many eras. In fact, the only complete maps I have are:
3079 will be complete with the RIS/Clan handbooks come out, and almost all the maps complete once the HBHK comes out.
I enclosed an index file, to specify what the factions are (like LC=Lyran Commonwealth, CJF=Clan Jade Falcon, etc).
I also have 300 or so of these systems detailed out with canon data (star type, atmosphere, random maps, etc), though that data isn't in these files, I'll have another post for those, as I wrote the code to "fill in the blanks", so they won't be 100% canon.
(Clan) at the end of a name is a clan world
(Periphery) at the end of a name is a deep periphery world
(Jarnfolk) at the end of a name is a jarnfolk world
A system with another name after, like "Austerlitz (Scauld 3130+)" represents a system that had a new name, first noticed in 3130 in this case.
Some systems have another system name in parenthesis, without a year, this is typically a nickname/alternate name of the system, or perhaps a planet in the system
Ownership for a year being a "-" means nobody owned it that year, it wasn't on the map at all.
A world with a faction in parenthesis, like "Camlann (DC)" and "Camlann (FWL)" represent 2 systems with the same name. I think these may end up getting changed to coreward, spinward, etc later, but it helps acknowledge which system is which.
The index file is tab delimited (open with excel, open office, etc). It has the code for the faction, the long name, and 3 numbers. The numbers are the RGB values that I was using in my own map renderings. If you create a better color palette I'd be very happy to use it (I thought the maps at http://ourbattletech.com
looked better, but only had a few colors).
You can plug this data into the CBT Cartographer I wrote a while back (download from the link in my profile) and render maps, plot jump routes, whatever, though it needs a serious update.
I will try to come out with maps soon with 10 LY hexes, to match the "ISW:Combat" scale in the core rulebook primer, in anticipation of IO, though at that scale I believe over 100 hexes have 2+ systems within them (7.5 LY/Hex dropped that number down to 20 or so IIRC). I made an online map a while back that didn't have this data at http://goodsects.gotdns.com/ZoomMap/3025_Small.html
that I could update it people like it.
We are still working on this, but it should be in a usable state if you wanted to create a map or plot a jump course.
I have not checked this against the 3025 data, which I actually have all entered in, as those original coordinates are completely deprecated at this point, and essentially useless (according to official sources too!)
Now, if you decide to use this, and find *any* errors in *any* way, *please* let us know. While I am pretty sure its typo free at this point, there could be a system that was renamed that we missed, or that changed actual locations on maps (yeah, it has happened). I will try and keep it updated for all, and as I finish new eras I'll update the file for everybody. It would suck if everybody started pumping out their own versions everywhere, and the data got basically corrupted.
UPDATED: New coordinates *only* in attached Systems.txt file. Some names have changed too.
UPDATED: Apparently the previous systems.txt file was blank, sorry, here is the corrected one!