* 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


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 LuiSinhuUu LuiSinhuUu Nov 03, 2014 at 06:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Heeeeeelp T_T , this page can't be displayed is my problem . what i can do =( ? i have my server using no-ip , working well with no problems 1.7.9.

    hope you guys can help me *_*

  • Avatar of rautamiekka rautamiekka Oct 30, 2014 at 16:05 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 2339280>>

    Oh man, that reply made me realize something.

  • Avatar of Rakuuuu Rakuuuu Oct 21, 2014 at 19:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @cloud_strife_91spain: Go

    • Hello, i'm sub :) -FAQ- Open 'plugins/dynmap/worlds.txt' and add/change the world-section for the world you want to hide. Add the value 'enabled: false' to that world-section, so that you get something like the following:

    worlds: - name: world title: "My Awesome World" - name: nether title: "My Awesome Nether" enabled: false - name: skylands title: "My Awesome Skylands" enabled: false

    The Caves Copy the appropriate template file to make a custom one. For example, copy 'plugins/dynmap/templates/normal-vlowres.txt' to 'plugins/dynmap/templates/custom-normal-vlowres.txt'. Open the copied file and remove the following section:

    - class: org.dynmap.hdmap.HDMap name: cave title: "Cave" prefix: ct perspective: iso_SE_60_lowres shader: cave lighting: default mapzoomin: 3

    I hope that helps :)

    - http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/dynmap/pages/faq/ -

  • Avatar of KevinEssence KevinEssence Oct 16, 2014 at 02:24 UTC - 0 likes

    When backing up it takes a while for my creative server due to the huge dynmap file count, http://plots.prxcraft.com:24555, is there any way to minimize this, option disabling?

    KevinEssence Server owner at hub.prxcraft.com


  • Avatar of cloud_strife_91spain cloud_strife_91spain Oct 03, 2014 at 11:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, i have two questions.

    • I can change the coordinates in the surface view?
    • How i can remove other worlds in dynmap? i only need the map: world , no world nether neither world the end.

    Thank you

  • Avatar of firecone firecone Oct 01, 2014 at 10:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @NoHoPeLess: Go

    using Spigot 1.7.10 (1.8 comp) + dynmap 2 (alpha 3) + java 7 (64 bit) ???

  • Avatar of NoHoPeLess NoHoPeLess Sep 30, 2014 at 20:42 UTC - 0 likes

    @firecone: Go

    you make something wrong i use this plugin for over 2 years but not see this issue anytime

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  • Avatar of semicool5 semicool5 Sep 30, 2014 at 05:50 UTC - 1 like

    Can someone please help me? When I installed the plugin and started the server, I went to my browser to see the map, but I got to a completely different map. So I changed my IP, but it didn't help, I came on the exact same map.

  • Avatar of firecone firecone Sep 27, 2014 at 12:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello -

    this plugin is LEAKING memory and makes the server CRASH. It does so on Linux, on Windows, on the server, on my home machine, with different java startup parameters .... just ALWAYS

    And i excluded every other plugin so its dynmap for sure. This MAY not happen under every condition (like the devs JVM?)

    i use: - Spigot 1.7.10 (1.8 comp) - dynmap 2 (alpha 3) - java 7 (64 bit)

    Happens when the server runs for 1 day and about 9h after the last player left the server (render tasks when no players on ??). and it happens ALWAYS - every day. you can count on it.

    Can you please review your code ? You said something about "getting objects from memory" in the last changelog and you are using stuff like reflection in your projects ... just search for a possible leak pls

  • Avatar of Inuyasha86000 Inuyasha86000 Sep 21, 2014 at 19:14 UTC - 0 likes

    I would like to know how to stop the chat bar from showing all the rendering info. I have looked for the option if it exists and cannot see it, any help would be greatly appreciated.


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