* AS I AM NOW SUPPORTING MORE THAN JUST BUKKIT WITH DYNMAP, MAIN SUPPORT THREAD IS NOW ON http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1543523-dynmap-dynamic-web-based-maps-for-minecraft/- FOR QUICKEST SUPPORT, PLEASE BEGIN USING THIS THREAD *

A Google Maps-like map for your Minecraft server that can be viewed in a browser. Easy to set up when making use of Dynmap's integrated webserver which works out-of-the-box, while also available to be integrated into existing websites running on Apache and the like. Dynmap can render your worlds using different renderers, some suitable for performance, some for high detail.

Components allow you to add/remove functionality to make Dynmap suit your needs. Using the components Dynmap comes supplied with, there is support for chat balloons, web-to-game chat, and configurable markers, areas, and lines.


  • Highly configurable maps per world
  • Real-time updates: maps are kept in sync with your world in real-time, updates are shown while your leave your browser open
  • Players with their faces are visible on the map
  • Chat messages are visible (as balloons or in a chatbox) on the map.
  • Map viewers can chat to players in-game.
  • Current Minecraft time is visible on the map.
  • Current Minecraft weather is visible on the map.
  • WorldGuard, Residence, Towny and Factions regions that can be visible on the map (through corresponding Dynmap-* plugins)
  • Overall highly configurable and customizable.


Copy dynmap-*.jar into your plugins directory. If you are upgrading, delete the previous dynmap-*.jar - you do NOT need to delete the plugins/dynmap directory or its contents.

If you are running a separate webserver (like Apache) you may need to copy the files from 'plugins/dynmap/web/' to a directory in your http-root and follow this guide. When upgrading, make sure you also upgrade the copied files.

First time use

When you start CraftBukkit, you should be able to navigate to http://yourserverip:8123/ in your browser. In case you are running CraftBukkit on the PC you are currently working on, you can navigate to http://localhost:8123/. You should be able to see the players who are in-game. Note that the map is not yet rendered, therefore the background will be black.

If you are planning on using the HD renderer, now would be a good time to do so. Enable 'deftemplatesuffix: hires' in the top of configuration.txt. More information about deftemplatesuffix is available at Base plugin settings.

If you just want to see Dynmap work, use the following command in-game: /dynmap fullrender. The wiki contains more information about commands and permissions. The map should reveal itself gradually in the browser, give it some time. Progress messages indicate that Dynmap is working and will show when the render is completed.



Base plugin settings

World and template configuration

Component configuration

HD Map configuration


Tutorial video by Koz4Christ

Dynmap Add-Ons:

Both to demonstrate the API, and to help manage the growth of this already-huge plugin, we've started producing additional plugins for Dynmap. All of these will depend on Dynmap and interface through its APIs, but only need to be added by folks that are interested in the additional function they provide:

Mods integrated with Dynmap:

The following mods are known to support dynmap integration without needing an add-on:

Also, for the best response to questions and such, please post comments to our main forum thread - http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1543523-dynmap-dynamic-web-based-maps-for-minecraft/. Once again, having more than one place just isn't helpful, and this is where the 'Dynmap Community' already operates.


This plugin utilizes Hidendra's plugin metrics system, which means that the following information is collected and sent to mcstats.org:

  • A unique identifier
  • The server's version of Java
  • Whether the server is in offline or online mode
  • The plugin's version
  • The server's version
  • The OS version/name and architecture
  • The core count for the CPU
  • The number of players online
  • The Metrics version

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  • Avatar of TrueShadowAbyss TrueShadowAbyss Mar 26, 2015 at 21:22 UTC - 0 likes

    It says that it "took too long to repond" whenever I type in [my public ip]:8123 and when I type localhost:8123 it says that I don't have access.... Any help? I really want to use this on my pixelmon server! (oh, my server is running 1.7.10... could that have something to do with it?) PS if you know would you mind PMing me thanks D:

  • Avatar of dukezap1 dukezap1 Mar 22, 2015 at 01:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Plugin isn't deletable from Multicraft. I need to remove it, but it won't let me.

  • Avatar of LoicRock LoicRock Mar 14, 2015 at 18:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, when i reboot my server deftemplatesuffix it set at lowres every time. I use mysql.Any idea? Thanks !

  • Avatar of abstractmadness abstractmadness Mar 11, 2015 at 15:41 UTC - 0 likes

    So I have had the same problem for over 2 months now and I have posted on the forum discussion like requested above multiple times with no response. I can not figure out how to properly make hidden limits. For example I want to take a world and only show a 500x500 radius from the starting point [X-0 Z-0]

    I have used worldborder.jar and set it up properly. They have a command that should work to trim the world down to the border constraints but it does not seem to be working, and even if it worked, once someone would go near the border with a high render distance it would generate the chunks near the player. Please let me know where I can do this or point me towards some instructions that make sense.

    Tyler - IGN AbstractMadness

  • Avatar of OfficialNodeDodeServer OfficialNodeDodeServer Mar 10, 2015 at 07:59 UTC - 0 likes

    I get a completely black map, I can only see blocks that people place and they are red Ive looked at multiple youtube videos and followed the directions exactly and it did not help. Im running this on my networks faction server and the faction server is running spigot snapshot 1.8.3. Help me!

  • Avatar of Nathanasiou Nathanasiou Mar 09, 2015 at 16:25 UTC - 0 likes

    I put the plugin and restarted the server but it does nothing, just adds the layer, nothing more. My spigot version is 1.7.10, my plotme version is 0.16.3, and the latest version of that plugin.

  • Avatar of alanthya alanthya Mar 08, 2015 at 04:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Whenever someone sends a message from chat on the web, the whole server lags up for about 5 seconds. Using v2.1 on spigot 1.8.1

    Last edited Mar 09, 2015 by alanthya

    Alanthya: Beyond Minecraft 1.8 - Server IP: alanthya.net Website: http://alanthya.com

  • Avatar of IrusVirus IrusVirus Mar 05, 2015 at 20:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible to run dynmap, generate a whole Map and switch it in a "offline mode" like www.overviewer.org ?


    Last edited Mar 05, 2015 by IrusVirus
  • Avatar of moose517 moose517 Feb 22, 2015 at 12:23 UTC - 0 likes

    @o0Julia0o: Go

    read the documentation for an external server.

  • Avatar of jxw9634 jxw9634 Feb 19, 2015 at 01:31 UTC - 0 likes

    im running a Cauldron/FTB server 1.6.4 and I am getting the "Dynmap is disabled (unsupported platform)


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