(not VOY specific, please don't move) I like maps, they really help understand geopolitical situations. But Trek maps have an issue. Well, 2 issues: 1) They tend to be in 2D. Not as big a problem as could be expected, though, given how "flat" our galaxy is. 2) The sizes are too big. Or too small. To build on point 2: - It's established that Voyager's trip would've taken 70-75 years at (IIRC) maximum warp. - But maps like this show the UFP's longest distance to be about a fourth to a fifth of the distance between Kazon space (where Voyager starts) and the place where Earth is usually situated. Similar story for the Romulan Star Empire or Klingon Empire. So, that would mean that it would take 15 to 20 years to cross those areas! Making them impossible to manage. So, those maps all overestimate the size of interstellar organisations. Fine. But then, they get too small to contain all those inhabited worlds. So, how to resolve this?