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Star Map...Wiki
Create a wiki and register a star name for any known star. A Celestial Sphere includes all Constellations. You can select stars from the 120,000 currently within these constellations, including 3500 exoplanets. (Also, stars and exoplanets can be added to the database.) Rotate and zoom the Sphere to align your constellation, and choose the star you want to wiki plus its exoplanets.
Place exoplanets, insert photos, locate symbols, draw paths, write descriptions, and plot observations. Update the star map as things change. Users can join your star map wiki.
How To Begin A Star Map Wiki
1.Select a constellation
2.Choose a constellation's star to wiki.
2a.Register a personal name for the star.
3.Zoom into the constellation on our celestial sphere.
4.Describe your star map.
5.Provide your email and name.
6.Select the "Begin This Star" button.
This will immediately publish your zoomable star map online as a wiki. Add symbols, photos, and paths, plus write comments on the map. In the future, you can view your star map online plus add to, or change it. Your star map will be published, whereby viewers can visit and join your star map. You will go to www.starmap.wiki/me and this will automatically show your star map. Symbols, photos, paths, and descriptions can be added and changed at any time.
Wikied Star(def.) - You become the Creator/Owner of a that star, whereby others can participate in updating your star map.
Note: It is acceptable for a star to be included in more than a single Wiki.

Star Database Identities: Selecting a Star Name
The current Wiki database includes 120,000 stars and 3500 exoplanets listed in various catalogs and surveys. You can choose to wiki any star in the database. If you want to wiki a star or include an exoplanet that is not in the database, you can add it to the database. Stars are indentfied with a prefix, plus their identity format.
PrefixIdentity FormatExample*
BDBonner Durchmusterung DatabaseBD+49828
CFBDSCanada-France Brown Dwarfs SurveyCFBDS 1458
CoRoTCoRoT Space ObservatoryCoRoT-22
DEDood Ellery SurveyDE 0823-49
EPICEcliptic Plane Input CatalogueEPIC 318
GL,GI,GJGliese CatalogGL 8, GI 9, GJ 10
HATHungarian Automated Telescope SurveysHAT-P-26
HDHenry Draper CatalogueHD 233604
HIPHippcarcos CatalogueHIP 19876
KELTKilodegree Extremely Little TelescopeKELT-8
KeplerKepler TelescopeKepler-98
KICKepler Input CatalogKIC-5010054
KOIKepler Object of InterestKOI-188
K2K2-ESPRINT Project K2 V
LKCALick Observatory Calcium LKCA 15
MOAMicrolensing Observations in AstrophysicsMOA-2008-BLG-379L
NGCNew General CatalogueNGC 2423 3
OGLEOptical Gravitational Lensing ExperimentOGLE-2008-BLG-355L
POTSPre-OmegaTranS project POTS-1
PSRPulsar StarPSR 1257 12
QatarQatar Exoplanet SurveyQatar-2
ROXsRho Oph X-ray Source, starROXs 42B
SANDSanduleak SurveySAND 364
SAOSmithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star CatalogSAO 49385
SWEEPSSagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet SearchSWEEPS-04
TRAPPISTTRAPPIST telescope at ESOTRAPPIST-1
TrESTrans-atlantic Exoplanet SurveyTrES-1b
TWATW Hydrae AssociationTWA 5 A(AB)
TYCTycho MissionTYC+1422-614-1
UScoUpper ScorpiusUSco 1612-1800
WASPWallops Arc Second PointerWASP-12
WDWhite Dwarf StarsWD 0806-661 B
WISEWide-Field Infrared Survey ExplorerWISE 0458+6434
WTSWFCAM Transit SurveyWTS-2
WolfWolf SurveyWolf 1061
XOExoplanet Binary Host StarsXO-2S
YBPYadav, Bedin, Piotto SurveyYBP 1194
1RXSFirst ROSAT X-ray Survey1RXS 1609
1SWASPSuper Wide Angle Search for Planets1SWASP J1407
2MTwo Micron All-Sky Survey2M 0219-39
4MEStar's Registered Name by Wiki OwnerWikied Star Personal Name
#,greekConstellation (abbreviated) Star 47 UMa, beta UMi, FW Tau
*Directly after the prefix, a space, or - are optional. Not case sensitive.

Star Map Wiki Showing User Selections
User Selections
The following are the various selections available to users of this star map:
(Click on each of the below to go to their description.)
Begin a Star Map Wiki, Login, Join Wiki:
Add Elements to the Star Map:
Create & Plot Curves plus Add Observations:
Star Map Wiki Creator Selections:
Add Symbols to the Star Map:
Preset Zoom Levels:
Locating elements on the star map:
Measuring distances on the star map:
Show Constellation Stars Database Tables:
Constellation Stars
Database Table:

Begin A Star Map - Celestial Sphere, Constellation Selections, and Begin Star Map Form
The Celestial Sphere has the Earth at its center. It is transformed into an ellipse, using a Mollweide Projection.

The outline of each Constellation is shown within the Celestial Sphere. Also the traditional, named stars are shown. Move the cursor over a star to see its name.

The wiki database for all constellations' stars currently includes a total of 120,000 stars Also, you may add stars to the database. You may choose one of these stars from the wiki database for your star map.
Use the cursor to rotate the sphere, and the mouse wheel to zoom in/out.

Stars Currently in the Database
You may search the current Wiki database to determine if a star is currently stored there. You may also determine if a specific star has been previously wikied. If the star you want to wiki is not currently in the database, you may add it.

Select 'List of Exoplanets' to display all exoplanets and their host stars currently in the database. The list of exoplanets can be selected to display alphabetically, by constellation, or year of discovery.

Star Alias - Typically a star is known by more than one name, defined as aliases. To assure that a star is contained in the database, include its alias(es) in your search.
Create Your Star Map Wiki
A drop-down menu lists the 88 constellations in alphabetical order. The total number of stars located in a constellation is shown in (parenthesis) adjacent to the constellation name.
Selecting a constellation will automatically rotate and zoom the celestial sphere and show all stars of the constellation. The constellation includes its centroid, and is positioned with the earth toward the bottom.

Note: The owner of a wiki may provide and register a Personal Name for their wikied star. The name will be listed under the 4ME prefix for star names. Once a star has been given a personal name, it remains fixed for that star: Other users cannot register a different personal name.


Constellation shown with all of its stars visible.
The centroid(center of gravity) of the constellation is shown, with a line extending to the earth.
Star Relative Size & Color - The size of the stars in the constellation will be shown at various sizes related to their magnitude. The differnet colors of the stars are merely provided for visual differentiation

Move the cursor over a star to see its name and its relative size value.


You may then add the star you wish to wiki for your star map from the selected constellation. Stars are chosen based on a unique prefix and identity, Also, traditional star names can be used.
Exoplanets
You may then add the star's Exoplanets. If exoplanetes are available in the database, they will be listed. Select 'View' to see the data for the star's exoplanet(s). If the database does not list all the explanets currently for this star, you may add it/them: Select 'Update Exoplanet Database' to determine if newly listed exoplanets are available.


- Example -
The Wiki Star Shown
The line from the centroid to earth is now connected to your wiki star. You can zoom/rotate the constellation with your star to set the default view for your star map. Zoom/Rotation can be fine-tuned with the keyboard arrow keys. Note: this default view can be changed at any time.


Set Your Star Map's Default View
After the wiki star has been chosen and displayed within the selected constellation, rotate and zoom into your area/segment of the constellation as desired. This will provide the opening view of your star map. You can use the keyboard arrow keys to fine-tune the star map position.

Fine-Tune Star Map
Tap the keyboard arrow keys to adjust the star map zoom level and universe rotation angle.

Note: The rotation angle for the universe will remain fixed at the same value as when the star map was initially published: Thereafter it cannot be changed.


To publish your star map online as a Wiki, complete the form below and submit by selecting . Your Star Map will then be created and displayed, ready to add elements.


Visitor's Only(Pvt) - If the check box is selected, this star map wiki will be tagged as (Pvt), where viewers can only visit your wiki, but cannot make changes. You may, however, invite specific Users to participate in the wiki.


Your Online Star Map Wiki
View, and place elements, beginning from the Constellation with all of its stars, inward to your Wikied Star's Surface...and anywhere in between.


The Wikied Star: Zone, Corona, Surface
The wikied star Zone is shown as a violet circle with a diameter of 30 light years.
When your map is published as an online wiki, The wikied star is placed at the center of this zone. You can zoom in to its Corona, which has a diameter of .03 light years. You may further zoom into the Corona to reach the star's Surface, at its actual size in solar units. Elements can then be added on/near the star's surface.
Wikied Star Zone
Zoom Level ≅ 200
The Corona
Zoom Level ≅ 300
The Surface
Zoom Level ≅ 500
(The Wikied Star Zone, Corona, and Surface are circles, however they will appear somewhat elliptical, having automatically adjusted to the map's projection.)

A Star's Exoplanet(s)
If you have elected to include the star's exoplanet(s), they will be shown within the Surface view. Each exoplanet is shown at its orbital distance from its host star. Note: Click on an exoplanet to see its associated data.
Exoplanet Color Coding
Each exoplanet is displayed in various colors. The stroke color represents the Atmosphere Class, and the fill color represents its Habitable Class
Note: The wiki exoplanet database is updated from the *Exoplanet Orbit Database. Any newly listed exoplanets will automatically be added to your wikied star.
*Exoplanet Orbit Database (EOD) at exoplanets.org - "The EOD contains only carefully vetted, peer-reviewed data. If your favorite planet has not been published (or accepted for publication) in a peer-reviewed journal, it will not appear in this Database, with rare exceptions. Also, in a small number of cases we have made a judgement call that a peer-reviewed datum (or planet) is not up to the Database's standards, or uses an unproven method whose results we are not comfortable including. Basically, we have done a lot of work to keep an updated list of planets with "good" orbits by our own published and peer-reviewed criteria, and this database is our way to share that list with the public."

Star Map Navigation
The star map default view* is as set when the star map was published. However it can be zoomed/panned, via the cursor and mouse wheel, with a range from the constellation view into the star's surface.
Preset Zoom Levels
Keyboard shortcut keys can be used to zoom to the following views:
[ -] key - zoom to constellation: Zoom Level ≅ 100
[+] key - zoom in to wikied star Zone: Zoom Level ≅ 200
[++] key - zoom in to wikied star's Corona: Zoom Level ≅ 300
[+++] key - zoom in to wikied star Surface: Zoom Level(highest) ≅ 500
[ *] key - return to star map's default view.

Zoom Level Buttons - You may also use these buttons to select the views.
Fine Tune Zoom Level
After you have zoomed to an area of the star map, you may then make additional adjustments as desired. Tap or hold down the arrow keys to further adjust the star map.
*The default view is that which users see when your star map is initially loaded. This view can be modified at anytime by the wiki creator. See below.


Locating Elements on the Star Map
You can either point/click to place an element(symbol, icon, circle, ellipse, rectangle, path, text, and photo), or you can provide a Right Ascension/Declination value for its location, as described below.
As the cursor moves, its Right Ascension/Declination point is placed in the R.A./Dec. text areas shown above. To insert your values, first check the check box. This will clear the existing cursor values. Then type your desired values into the text areas. After you have included the values, select
Cross hairs will be placed at your values point on the map. This point can then be used as the target for the element to be added: The next element added will automatically be inserted at that point.
To remove the cross hairs, and allow the cursor's Right Ascension/Declination location to display, uncheck the check box.


Measure Distance on the Star Map - Show the Right Ascension/Declination of a point and the associated ending point, plus the distance (ly) between the points.
Select the check box, then click on a start point. Move the cursor to the desired location. An arrow line will follow the cursor. Click at the desired ending location to hide the arrow line. To make another measurement, repeat. Uncheck the check box to discontinue measurements.

Adding Elements To The Star Map


Build/Add Symbols - The creator of a wiki can build symbols for users.
Use the symbol menu to choose the symbols you want to include in the symbol list. When a symbol is added to the list it is also included in the Symbol Legend, whereby users can copy the symbol into your star map. Each copied symbol can include its comment.
Wiki Creator Users

Click on the desired symbol. Choose its color(s) and give it a title. Select the 'create' button to add it in the Symbol List and Legend.
Symbol List
Editing List - After a symbol is created for the list, it can be removed/replaced, plus its colors and title can be changed. Click on the listed symbol image you want to change.

Changing/removing a symbol in the list will be reflected in all planted copies of that symbol.
After the wiki creator has built symbols, they will be shown in a legend, available for users to add them into the star map. An unlimited number of copies of listed symbols can be planted anywhere in the map.
To plant a symbol, first select the 'add' button adjacent to the symbol's title, then click the point on the map to place it.
fade: - Allows the element to fade from view as the universe is zoomed beyond the element's created zoom level.
Editing Symbols - After a symbol is planted, it can be moved, its description changed, or it can be removed. Double-Click on the symbol you want to change.
Note: A symbol can be edited only by the user that planted it.
You may Right-click over a symbol to send an email message to the user that planted it.

- Add Icons Select from over 200 icons. Choose its color, size then point/click on the map to plant it. Then select 'finish' to save the icon to the server.
The pane below will open:

fade: - Allows the element to fade from view as the universe is zoomed beyond the element's created zoom level.
If you do not know the name or number of the icon, select 'Preview & Select An Icon'. This will open:

Scroll through the listing and select the desired icon.
Choose the desired color and size, then click on the map where you want to plant the icon. Prior to selecting 'finish', the icon can changed, moved, plus its color and size can be modified. Also you may add a comment.
Editing Icons - After an icon is finished, it can be moved/changed/removed. Double-Click on the icon you want to change.
You may Right-click over an icon to send an email message to the user that planted it.

- Add Photos Choose photos from those stored on your computer. When selected, its thumbnail will be shown. Point/click on the map to locate its upper-left corner. Then size the photo by dragging the slider. You can move, rotate, and change the photo as desired. You may include a comment for the image. Then select 'finish' to save the photo to the server. Because of the zoom-in capabilities, it is best to use High Definition images when available. Note: The maximum photo file size is limited to 2 MB.

fade: - Allows the element to fade from view as the universe is zoomed beyond the element's created zoom level.
To rotate the photo, toggle the + or - buttons. The default toggled value is 5°. You may select a different toggle value via the drop-down menu.
Editing Photos - After an photo is finished, it can be moved/rotated/changed/resized/removed. Double-Click on the photo you want to change.
You can include not only photos, but you can also add decorative clip art: PNG, GIF, SVG, and JPG files.

Note: Symbols, icons, text, and paths can be inserted inside photos.

You may Right-click over a photo to send an email message to the user that planted it.


- Add Circles Click on the map at where you want to place the center of a circle. A smaller white draggable circle will be shown, used to adjust the desired circle radius. You may also move the circle by dragging it. When the circle is as desired, select the 'finish' button.

fade: - Allows the element to fade from view as the universe is zoomed beyond the element's created zoom level.
As the circle is being sized via the drag circle, it displays its diameter value.

Editing Circle - After a circle is finished, it can be moved/changed/resized/removed. Double-Click on the circle you want to change.


- Add Ellipses Click on the map at where you want to place the center of an ellipse. A small white draggable circle will be shown, used to adjust the desired ellipse x,y radii. You may also move the ellipse by dragging it. When the ellipse is as desired, select the 'finish' button.

fade: - Allows the element to fade from view as the universe is zoomed beyond the element's created zoom level.
As the ellipse is being sized via the drag circle, it displays its x,y diameter values.

To rotate the ellipse, toggle the + or - buttons. The default toggled value is 5°. You may select a different toggle value via the drop-down menu.

Editing Ellipse - After an ellipse is finished, it can be moved/changed/resized/removed. Double-Click on the ellipse you want to change.


- Add Rectangles Click on the map at where you want to place the upper-left corner of a rectangle. A small draggable circle will appear at the bottom-right corner used to adjust the desired width and height. You can resize/move/rotate the rectangle as desired. Then select 'finish' to save the rectangle to the server.

fade: - Allows the element to fade from view as the universe is zoomed beyond the element's created zoom level.
As the rectangle is being sized via the drag circle, it displays its width and height values.

To rotate the rectangle, toggle the + or - buttons. The default toggled value is 5°. You may select a different toggle value via the drop-down menu.

Editing Rectangle - After a rectangle is finished, it can be rotated/moved/changed/resized/removed. Double-Click on the rectangle you want to change.


- Add Text Click on the map at where you want to place text on the map. Type the text to follow the blinking cursor. Text can be moved, resized, and rotated. Rotate the text by toggling the (+),(-) buttons. The default toggle value is 5°. Select a different value via the drop-down menu.

fade: - Allows the element to fade from view as the universe is zoomed beyond the element's created zoom level.
Editing Text - After text is written and finished, it can be edited; moved/changed/resized/rotated/removed. Double-Click on the text you want to edit.


- Add Paths Linear and smooth, plus right angled and enclosed paths can be added. Point/Click on the map to place each path point. As each path segment is being drawn, the location(R.A. & Dec.) of the cursor, plus the length(light years) of each path segment is shown. By selecting the 'pause' button, each point can be moved. Toggle the 'undo' button to remove points sequentially. A path can be enclosed, connecting the last point to the first point. Select 'finish' to save the path to the server. (To finish, you may also use the keyboard [F] key.)
Types of Paths
As the path segments are being drawn, you may pause it and then drag its points. After finished dragging the points, re-select the pause/restart button to continue.

fade: - Allows the element to fade from view as the universe is zoomed beyond the element's created zoom level.
Right Angled L: - The path segments are automatically aligned to maintain 90° between each segment.


Editing Path - After a path is finished, its points can be moved and its color, stroke width, smoothness, and comment can be changed. Double-Click on the path you want to change.
Enclose A Path - After at least three(3) points have been set, you can select the 'enclose' button. Re-open the path by reselecting the enclose button.

Smooth Path - After at least three(3) points have been created, select smooth[S]. This will smooth the path and allow its smoothness to be adjusted during pause[P] by dragging the path point circles.

Features - Dashed line[D], end arrow[A]. All selections can be toggled via a keyboard shortcut key shown in brackets:[X,L,S,D,A,P,U,E,C,T,F].
Toggle Shortcut Keys
[X] Exit Path
[L] L: Right Angled Path
[S] Smooth Path
[D] Dash: Dash Path
[A] Arrow End Arrow
[P] Pause/Restart Path
[U] Undo Points
[E] Enclose/Reopen Path
[C] Cancel Path
[T] Timeline Attach to Timeline
[F] Finish Path


Show Constellation Stars Database Tables
Constellation Stars
Database Table:
Adding Stars to the Database
If a star is not currently listed in the database, you may add it. Select and complete the form shown below, then select 'send'.

Viewing Star Database

By selecting this check box, a complete database profile for all constellation stars will be displayed. When the cursor moves over the star, the table will scroll to that star's specific database values.
The color of the star's database table will be the same as the star's color.

Click 'Highlight' button to show a specific star
: Preview current added-stars database - This is a table listing the stars and their data that have been added. If there are no current wikies of an added star, then the user that added that star can use this list to change or delete it. You may click over a star's id # to contact the individual, via email, who added that star to the database.


Plot Observations - A viewer can select to display existing plots via the drop-down menu. Users can extend existing plots by adding observation values. The plot can be either a Curve or Scatterplot. Also, you can plot two(2) curves, compared to a baseline time value. Start the plot by entering three(3) or more observation values.
AAVSO Light Curves - Obtain the current plot data for this star from the American Association Of Variable Star Observers (aavso.org).
To begin a new plot first give it a title, then include the baseline X-Axis value for the data: Either a Date format or another value.
X-Axis: Date Formats(UTC)
The X-Axis will automatically extend from its minimum value to the maximum value, and include evenly-spaced interim values.
A drop-down menu includes the various date/time formats. The input values must conform to the selected date format.
The Y-Axis value can be included for one or two curves(or scatterplots): Define either of the Left Y-Axis and/or the Right Y-Axis units measured. Select the number of observations used to start the plot (minimum of three). Complete the table values (shown below) for each observation. Provide a commentary of the methods of each observation value. (Cursor over this point will display the point #, both x,y values, and the associated commentary) Then select 'Preview' button. This will then display the plotted values. If it is satisfactory, select its 'send' button.
After a plot is created, its title is added to the drop-down menu. It can then be selected by users for viewing, or updated via new observation values.
Observation Input Data Table w/Symbol Options

Curve Plot w/Default Symbol
Scatter Plot w/Band Symbols
Plot Features...
Symbols - A default symbol(circle) or various visual and photoelectric band symbols can be used at each observation.
- Select this to see a list of all data points values and commentaries associated with the specific plot. You may contact the individual, via email, that planted a point by clicking on the "#" value.
Select Curve Type - A user can change the displayed curve type via the drop-down menu to select: none, linear, smooth(default), smoother, or smoothest.
Adding Points - A user can add one or more points to any existing plot: Select the 'Add Observations' button to open the input table, including the number of observation points to be added.
Cursor Over Point - This will display its point #, data values, and commentary for that point.
Edit A Point - The user that planted a point can edit its values and symbol; double-click on the point to be edited.
Email Plot Creator - Send an email to the individual that started the plot; click on the link titled: 'Contact Plot Creator'.
Email Point Creator - Send an email to any user that has planted a point; right-click on the point, or click its '#' in the list of data points.
Zoom Plot - You may view tightly packed points via the mouse wheel zoom feature.
Remove A Plot - The creator of the plot can remove it at any time. To remove a plot, first select the plot title from the drop-down menu. Then select the associated 'remove' button.
Print Plot - The plot can be printed and/or created as a PDF file.


- Add Timeline The Wiki creator can initiate a timeline slider where the viewer can move/animate it to see changes as they have occurred to various elements that have been attached to the timeline.
Include the title, select units, and provide the span of the timeline.
User Timeline Selections
Elements that can be attached to the timeline are: symbols, icons, circles, ellipses, and rectangles.
Thereafter each element, when it is created or changed, includes a check box option (:Timeline) to attach it to the timeline. To attach an element to a specific time slot, move the slider to the desired time value. Then create or edit the element at that time value. You may also change an element's comment when it is placed into a new time slot.
Each tap of the -/+ buttons will move the slider backward/forward by a single time unit. will display all hidden elements attached to the timeline. will move the slider to the latest time slot where changes have occurred.
Double-click on the timelined element to edit it and/or to continue moving it along the timeline. By incrementing(+) the timeline slider, then the changes to the element will be copied into the selected time slot.
Note: When and element is selected for edit, the timeline slider, automatically increments to its next time slot. This can be reset as desired.
If its time slot is not incremented, then the changes to the element will be set on the element in its current time slot location.

You can remove a timelined element and all of its associated hidden elements, by choosing when editing it.

Animate - Select the animation time, then 'run' to demonstrate all changes occurring along the timeline.

Creator Timeline Changes
The wiki creator can select at the slider to make to changes at or to remove this timeline.
After the timeline is set for the star map, it cannot be changed. Only the title and 'Span' can be changed. The 'Span' can be increased, or it can be decreased to minimum values not less than the 'Last Change' value.
Selecting the 'Clear' check box will remove the attached(hidden) elements from the timeline and reset it to the start. However, the final visible elements will remain.
The 'Remove' check box will remove all the attached elements of the timeline, and delete the current timeline slider. You may then create a new timeline.


- Write/Read The Narrative The wiki creator can add to, and edit, a continuing description of this star map's evolving changes. Viewers can read this narrative.



Universe Zoom Level vs Element Sizes & Visibility
Symbols and elements are sized based upon the zoom level where they were created. This provides the ability to add elements at varying sizes, presenting a perception of depth as the user zooms in/out within the universe. Also, a symbol or element created at specific zoom level can be selected to 'fade' from view as the universe is further zoomed in beyond it. Elements, except symbols, become larger/smaller as the universe is zoomed in/out. Symbols are intended to mark an occurrence at a specific location, therefore do not increase in size beyond their original size as the universe is zoomed in.


Mobile Viewing: Smartphones & Tablets
Mobile Viewers can see the current status of your Star Map.
Preset zoom levels can be selected via Further zoom-in the map via double-tap. Also, you may pinch-zoom to view inward/outward from the current zoom level. Touch a star, symbol, or element to display its title/comment. To pan the map at anytime, use a finger-swipe.


Mobile users can view any wiki by selecting from the list of all current Star Maps.
Mobile Login Screen


- Login To Your Star Map(s) Selecting this button will allow you to login to your star map(s). If you are the creator or user of more that a single star map, they will be listed in a drop-down menu.
Note on Automatic Login:
Rather than manually logging in to your star map, cookies provide automatic login. They are used to remember the wikies you own and are a user. Your last visited star map will be the one that automatically logs in on your next visit. Your other wikies are listed in the drop-down menu.

If you change computers or browsers the cookies will be lost. However they will be refreshed as you login to the wikies you own or are a user. Therefore you should keep a record your wikies ID's.


Visit/Join A Star Map Wiki - Select a wiki from those listed. All star map wikies are listed, shown in chronological order at the date they were created.



- Change Star Map Wiki The creator of a wiki can change the star map description, plus its default view. You may also clear symbols, icons, photos, text, and paths. You can also remove this star map.
Default View - You can zoom/pan the map to readjust your star map's default view (when it is first loads for users). Select to immediately save the current view to the server.
The following changes will take effect after the is selected:
4ME Name - Add or change the personal star name for this star wiki.
Description - Change the description of your star map.
Clear Elements - Remove all elements of a specific type(symbols, photos, icons, text, rectangles, circles, ellipses, and paths) from the star map, via a drop-down menu.
Visitors Only - You may elect to allow only visit-viewing of your star map: Only invited users can make changes to the star map.
Remove Star Map - Select the check box to delete the star map, and remove it from publication.


- Star Map Wiki Users Announce your Star Map Wiki to Users and invite them to participate.
When you invite the user, their email address is approved as a participant. They require your Wiki ID to view it.
When a star map is selected as 'Visitor's Only(Pvt)': By default, the creator is the only individual that can add/change things on the map. However, when the creator invites a user to participate, they can add information. This User can then add/change their own elements in the Wiki map. The creator, however, has access to their added elements.

Publish Your Star Map in Other Sites - As the star map creator, you may elect to publish your star map in one or more websites. Include the calling web page URL. It will then automatically load your star map for viewing by the general public. Elements cannot be added or changed by the public.
You will continue to add/change things at the starmap.wiki parent site. This will automatically update the published site(s).
After you add the URL, create and save the following as its web page:
Note: you may also insert your URL, with the above, as an iframe into another page on your website.



Contact: Creator Name Visitors can contact the creator of a star map, via email.
A link is provided on the map at the creator's name, allowing a visitor to contact the star map creator via email.

Contact A Member: Right-Click on their planted symbol, icon, or photo.
A viewer can right-click on any symbol, icon, or photo in order to contact the user that planted it.

Typically the comment for the element will be automatically inserted into the Subject line. If the element does not include a comment, it will be blank. You may include your own comment in the Subject line.