ED Recon (aka EDR)


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Elite:Dangerous Application


EDR is an EDMC plugin for Traders, Explorers, Bounty Hunters and Powerplay commanders. Scan commanders to get background info from Inara and insights gained from other EDR users (e.g. Karma, past legal records). Get a situation report (e.g. outlaws, destroyers) before jumping to a system. See real-time alerts of outlaws and enemies sighted by other EDR users, etc. In-game Spansh companion (auto copy of next system in clipboard, list of bodies to survey, etc). Info about expected biology on planets, track required distances for genus diversity, search nearby system for a given species, etc. Info about on-foot materials (what's useful vs. not), search for specific settlements (e.g. anarchy, anarchy tourism). Find where you parked a ship, find a parking spot for your fleet carrier.

EDR offers the following features:

  • Profiles of commanders using info from Inara and insights gained from other EDR users (e.g. Karma, history of legal records showing # of clean vs. wanted scans and max + last bounties). Works with: scanned commanders, multicrew members, wing invites and wing added commanders, and chat messages in local or sent directly to you.
  • Situation report when jumping to a system: outlaws, powerplay enemies, interdictors, destroyers and sighted commanders.
  • NOTAM (NOtice To AirMen): alerts when jumping toward known hotspots (e.g. CG, recently discovered Alien ruins, etc.).
  • Reports known outlaws and wanted commanders for the benefit of other EDR users (e.g. bounty hunters, powerplay commanders aligned with the same power)
  • Queries to find the last location of a known outlaw or powerplay enemy.
  • Queries to find where you docked a ship, and to find systems with a good parking spot for your fleet carrier.
  • Realtime alerts for outlaws and enemies (e.g. LeKeno wanted for 2m credits in Lave, Supercruise)
  • Allies and Enemies (aka Kill-on-sight) tags shared among members of for your Inara Squadron / wing. 
  • Custom commanders database: annotate encounters with an alignment tag (i.e. #outlaw, #neutral or #enforcer), custom tags, or add a note to remember how you met / what you did together.
  • Customize the layout of the overlay: position, lines, width, background fill, etc.
  • Show the distance from your position to another system or between 2 systems.
  • Find services near you or near a specific system, e.g. closest interstellar factors, closest tech broker, etc.
  • Find best spots for farming engineering materials, e.g. !search cadmium or ! search p i (for pharmaceutical isolators).
  • Don't miss a good system while taxiing around, EDR will notify you if a system may spawn interesting materials.
  • Predictions of materials in Signals discovered with the Full Spectrum Signal Scanner.
  • Assessment of material densities from info acquired by scanning a nav beacon or from recon limpets.
  • Requests for fuel, repair, security.
  • Planetary navigation: known points of interest and custom destinations.
  • Spansh companion: auto copy next system in clipboard, stats & ETA, bodies to survey for road to riches/exomastery, etc.
  • Expected biology on planets, search species, track required distances for genus diversity.
  • Assessment of on-foot materials (useless, engineers unlocks, blueprints usage), find settlements matching various conditions (e.g. anarchy, anarchy tourism).


  • in-game cmdr profile in-game cmdr profile
  • docking guidance and list of services docking guidance and list of services
  • info about odyssey materials info about odyssey materials
  • VR support VR support


  • Jan 11, 2024 (LeKeno) replacing images
  • Jan 11, 2024 (LeKeno) New features in 2.7.0
  • Jul 15, 2023 (LeKeno) adding Inara api usage
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  • Jul 15, 2023 (LeKeno) Adding info about the latest features
  • Dec 26, 2018 (LeKeno) 0.9.3 changes
  • Oct 6, 2018 (LeKeno) New features in 0.9.2
  • Sep 16, 2018 (LeKeno) Nearby features in 0.9.1
  • Jun 25, 2018 (LeKeno) Changelog for 0.8.4
  • Jun 9, 2018 (LeKeno) 0.8.2 Features
  • May 4, 2018 (LeKeno) formatting and mentioning custom layout
  • May 4, 2018 (LeKeno) formatting, spelling
  • May 4, 2018 (LeKeno) Added screenshot showing realtime alerts
  • May 4, 2018 (LeKeno) v0.8.0
  • May 4, 2018 (LeKeno) images and video (link)
  • May 4, 2018 (LeKeno) v0.8.0
  • May 4, 2018 (LeKeno) v0.8.0
  • May 4, 2018 (LeKeno) v0.8.0
  • Mar 23, 2018 (LeKeno) adding forum thread
  • Mar 23, 2018 (LeKeno) grammar
  • Mar 23, 2018 (LeKeno) First revision


Ian Norton for EDMCOverlay. Artie for Inara.

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