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The subject of this article is from the Origins update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 9 November, 2020.

The Cartographer is a type of NPC character.

Summary[edit | edit source]

The Cartographer is an NPC character found on Space stations. They can be a member of any of the game factions.

They provide planetary charts in exchange for Navigation Data or a 15-nanite purchase. These charts replace the "find specific building" function of a Signal Booster.

Location[edit | edit source]

They can be found on Space stations at the desk closest to the teleporter.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

Each cartographer provides ONE type of chart from the following list:

It is also possible to obtain charts from Colossal Archive via a dedicated cartography terminal.

Planetary Chart Results[edit | edit source]

The probabilities of receiving a POI for each type are as follows:

Chart Type POI Probability
Secure site Depot 25%
Manufacturing Facility 50%
Operations Centre 25%
Distress Signal Abandoned Building 40%
Distress Beacon 13.33%
Crashed Ship 13.33%
Crashed Freighter 13.33%
Observatory 20%
Inhabited outpost Shelter 18%
Trade Outpost 12%
Minor Settlement 34%
Transmission Tower 18%
Observatory 18%
Holographic Comms Tower <1%
Habitable Base <1%
Ancient artifact
Plaque 33%
Monolith 33%
Ruin 33%

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Release history[edit | edit source]

  • Beyond - Added as an NPC type.