* 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 gogutten79 gogutten79 Dec 20, 2014 at 17:19 UTC - 0 likes

    There seems so be a kind of memoryleak of some sort.

    At loaded map and fullrender, when ppl are travelling around it goes for a while and then map freeze and sometimes the whole server goes down. What I've seen with timings.txt this might be some sort of an issue:

    4.89% 38.45% 48.27 s 19.22 ms 0.1 2.5k Task: Unknown(Single)

    I've heard that there might be a custom script that handles the "communication to the web thing", but I dont know where to find such custom scripts.

  • Avatar of dart2112 dart2112 Dec 20, 2014 at 05:19 UTC - 0 likes

    the map doesn't render properly, as an example play.lapismc.net:25564

    Last edited Dec 20, 2014 by dart2112
  • Avatar of AdultCraft AdultCraft Dec 19, 2014 at 11:24 UTC - 0 likes

    @Booawb: Go

    You are not using the latest spigot build, that fixes the problem normally

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  • Avatar of TracyBlackwell TracyBlackwell Dec 16, 2014 at 22:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Could I get some help? I'm rendering my world but there seems to be a problem with discoloration of the blocks. Colors are yellows and blacks and shades of gray. Please help. I'm running dynmap-HEAD and craftbukkit 1.8.1.

  • Avatar of therennon therennon Dec 16, 2014 at 15:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @Alec2cool: Go

    Change the port in server.properties, example: query.port=31229 rcon.port=31229

    And change port in dynmap, in configuration.yml: webserver-port: 31229

    and check: http://you-serverip.com:31229

    (31229 is a example, check open ports in your host provider services)


  • Avatar of Alec2cool Alec2cool Dec 16, 2014 at 01:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi! When I use http://yourserverip:8123/ to check out my dynmap (yes, I'm putting my server ip in) it's saying the webpage does not exist! Help me please

  • Avatar of Booawb Booawb Dec 14, 2014 at 02:48 UTC - 0 likes


    My dynmap renders in an odd way - The colors are dark and greenish-black in the same way a few other members have described before me. I've tried using the dynman-HEAD jar but the problem persists.

    Maybe I'm doing something wrong? Can anyone help?

  • Avatar of AdultCraft AdultCraft Dec 13, 2014 at 12:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @ferrago: Go

    The latest spigot buildtools (#16) with the latest dev build of dynmap made it work perfect for me... Happy to use this awesome plugin again!

  • Avatar of clmoore clmoore Dec 13, 2014 at 08:21 UTC - 0 likes

    A complete rebuild of spigot from the Buildtools.jar fixed it for me. Something in the updates over the last couple of days has fixed the scrambled egg tiles issue and now the map tiles are rendering correctly.

  • Avatar of ferrago ferrago Dec 09, 2014 at 16:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @mikeprimm: Go

    I had a crash with dynmap at top of stack and really all throughout the stack trace.


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