* 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 LaughNgamez LaughNgamez Mar 14, 2016 at 23:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Will Dynmap Essentials & Dynmap mobs update? I seem to get an error using them.

    Dynmap essentials: http://pastebin.com/5VaSdZLG Dynmap mobs: http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/dynmap-mobs/

  • Avatar of silentspectr silentspectr Mar 09, 2016 at 19:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @silentspectr: Go

    well the maps keep loading they are back in my worlds.txt and started to render again when players explore

    help :/ thanks =)

  • Avatar of silentspectr silentspectr Mar 08, 2016 at 23:10 UTC - 0 likes

    and about that "PS: i have installed dynmap essentials and wondering if there was a way to show the essential spawns. thanks again" ?

    is there a way ?


  • Avatar of silentspectr silentspectr Mar 08, 2016 at 22:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @okknogg: Go

    @mikeprimm: Go

    stoping the server and editing the world file worked

    i'll remove the maps from the web page when i'm sure they will not begin rendering again :p


    Last edited Mar 08, 2016 by silentspectr
  • Avatar of mikeprimm mikeprimm Mar 08, 2016 at 15:55 UTC - 2 likes

    @silentspectr: Go

    Simplest options are to use the dmap command - https://github.com/webbukkit/dynmap/wiki/Configuring-Maps-and-Worlds-using-dmap , while following @okknogg's suggestion to do a purgeworld on any world you already have before using '/dmap worldset _worldname_ enabled:false' to disable that specific world. No config file editing needed that way!

    BFAK:Mike Primm,29194,955541021baa269c9ac16865eaad3379b85a4d6062df12334b45217c5cc3207d

  • Avatar of okknogg okknogg Mar 08, 2016 at 15:12 UTC - 1 like

    @silentspectr: Go

    Lazy answer: scroll up and study the documentation link "World and template configuration" (recommended!)

    Not so lazy answer:

    • scroll up and study the documentation link "World and template configuration"
    • shutdown minecraft server
    • make backup of your worlds.txt, then edit worlds.txt
    • remove the entries (and their sub-entries) of worlds you don't want to render maps for
    • e.g. remove "- name: world_nether" if you don't want anything rendered for world_nether
    • if you want to only render a flat map then you only keep the map entry with "perspective" set to "bla_90_blubb" (90 degree camera angle is flat)
    • I think you need to manually delete map tiles for maps you don't need anymore, look somewhere around here "plugins/dynmap/web"


    The above might be more complicated than necessary (because I prefer editing config files). There are also commands which might do what you want:

    • "/dynmap stats" (show world and map names)
    • "/dynmap purgemap"
    • "/dynmap purgeworld"
    Last edited Mar 08, 2016 by okknogg


  • Avatar of silentspectr silentspectr Mar 08, 2016 at 12:32 UTC - 0 likes


    i have a limited disk space on my server and i only need two maps surfaces of two worlds only how can i disable the other worlds and cave and flat maps to render automaticaly when players visit them ?


    PS: i have installed dynmap essentials and wondering if there was a way to show the essential spawns. thanks again

    Last edited Mar 08, 2016 by silentspectr
  • Avatar of mikeprimm mikeprimm Mar 07, 2016 at 19:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @MineCooky: Go

    Thanks! Donation button should be in top-right corner of this page (assuming you are on dev.bukkit.org - http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/dynmap/ )

  • Avatar of MineCooky MineCooky Mar 07, 2016 at 18:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for updating the plugin. :)

    Is there a donation link I overlooked or haven't you got one? If you haven't got one, you should ;)

  • Avatar of okknogg okknogg Mar 03, 2016 at 21:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @mikeprimm: Go

    This is the only must-have plugin on my small server. I'm currently more admin than player but I spend quite some time watching players on the maps. Thank you for your time and effort!


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