How to improve Elite Dangerous trading market prices and other data availability.
It is very important that we have good and up to date coverage of trading commodity prices and station landing pad sizes. In the vast elite galaxy (populated space) there are many stations which are still missing station landing pad sizes, commodity market prices and even both.
Most common case though might be that commodity prices have been updated the last time about two years ago, this kind of data age is unacceptable for proper trading.
Use EDMC to collect market data which is automatically distributed to EDDN, from where the usual trading sites and tools will get the data.
Use these tools to track oldest and missing data: Maddavo's Market Share - Edit Stations and EDDB - Closest Missing.
Edit Station page is where you can list all the data we need. Type in the system name your in, the page then lists the nearest systems with missing data.
At Nearest stations missing prices part use the drop downs to choose landing pad size L (large) as there is no point of trading with smaller ships, choose Planetary N (no) because it takes forever to land into planetary ports. The MaxLsFromStar Ls (light seconds) should be set to max of 1000ls because anything above it and it will take way too long to reach the station.
0Ls tick box includes distance from star data missing, ie zero, stations.
Landing pad size and planetary difference between empty slot and ? question mark. PMCTODO
next system missing data? PMCTODO
next system? PMCTODO
To recap: landing pad size L, planetary N, MaxLsFromStar 1000 and 0Ls tick box ticked.
eddb snake-man and eddb closest-missing pages. PMCTODO
snake-man page lists all the stations with distance to star or pad size data missing. There is no order, it just lists them and you cannot search for closest system or anything. Its not totally useless, but very close to it, very difficult to use.
Closest-missing page allows you to search the system your in (or whatever system you are interested in) and it lists all closest stations with missing data. This page sorts them by light years distance.
I believe this is the new or public version of snake-man page.
it has some sort of parameter to list oldest prices and I think landing pad sizes, but I cant remember what it was :) PMCTODO