|The subject of this article is from the Atlas Rises update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 23 July, 2018.
The Alpha Quadrant was developed as an iVc Quadrant for galactic cartography. The Alpha Quadrant term has become synonymous with the top left portion of the galactic map when viewed from the iVc Quadrant Map
As players have expanded into other galaxies, the quadrant system has been adopted for navigation there as well.