The main map is the primary display area of Galactic Civilizations II. On the main map you can see all the stars, planets, resources, anomalies, starbases, ships, etc. The main map may be viewed at any zoom level, from a detailed view where you can make out the details of individual ships to a high-level view where all the objects are represented by icons. The view may also be tilted, but all action takes place along a two-dimensional plane.
- The main map can be scrolled either by moving the mouse in the desired direction or by right-clicking the main map and dragging the map.