|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.
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Quadrants are four major divisions of any given galaxy, with lines spreading in each direction (up, down, left, right) from the Center of the universe. The Center itself, and coordinates very close to the Center, are not considered to be a Quadrant.
The concept was originally applied to NMS by the IVC Project. IVC needed a logical method to quickly identify reference points when mapping Galactic Coordinates. They decided on a quadrant system that is often used in Sci-Fi and would likely be used if galactic navigation became reality.
The system is now widely used by many civilizations, and the IVC Project no longer refers to the Quadrants as IVC Quadrants, but simply Quadrants.
There is no galactic compass or navigational aids in No Man's Sky so iVc Interlopers as well as Travellers rely on the big bright ball in the center of the galaxy as a fixed navigational beacon and divide galaxies in half with a vertical centerline that we refer to as Prime gMeridian and a horizontal centerline Prime gHorizon. All vertical space within each quadrant is referred to as gAltitude
The resulting quadrants are: