* 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 GamingForYou GamingForYou Dec 09, 2014 at 12:57 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I am using dynmap on spigot 1.8 but. It render weird things. Click here: Is This a Error?

    Greeting GamingForYou

    @Nathangorr: Go

    I have Same error.

  • Avatar of GamingForYou GamingForYou Dec 09, 2014 at 12:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I am using dynmap on spigot 1.8 but. It render weird things. Click here: Is This a Error?

    Greeting GamingForYou

  • Avatar of AdultCraft AdultCraft Dec 07, 2014 at 16:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @Nathangorr: Go

    I have the same issue as Nathangorr, even with the 'dynmap-2.1-alpha-1.jar' on spigot that i just tried.

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  • Avatar of merlinshaw merlinshaw Dec 07, 2014 at 02:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Im using the spigot version of dynmap. No errors and its 1.8.1. works flawless.

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  • Avatar of ferrago ferrago Dec 06, 2014 at 14:27 UTC - 0 likes

    It's a bit more than a few errors. Maps don't render properly at all in 1.8

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  • Avatar of CloakedAlien CloakedAlien Dec 06, 2014 at 11:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Going to upgrade to 1.8 as well, we can live with a few minor dynmap hiccups for sure. One of the most loved plugins in our server =)

  • Avatar of Arrows_73 Arrows_73 Dec 05, 2014 at 02:58 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm using Bukkit though, the issue occurs there as well.

    Thanks in advance for your efforts @mikeprimm!

  • Avatar of ferrago ferrago Dec 05, 2014 at 02:39 UTC - 0 likes

    I believe spigot 1.8 came with an update to the block obfuscation, this might be the source of the issue.... not sure though. But confirmed as well that the issue does exist.

  • Avatar of Arrows_73 Arrows_73 Dec 04, 2014 at 22:19 UTC - 1 like

    Hi! I have to agree with Nathangorr - there seems to be a rendering problem.

    Thanks a lot by the way for working hard on the update just a few days after Bukkit was released! I think nobody else has said that so far on this page, you really deserve a lot more appreciation. Dynmap is awesome! :)

  • Avatar of Nathangorr Nathangorr Dec 04, 2014 at 14:04 UTC - 1 like

    When use /dynmap fullrender on Dynmap v2.1-alpha-1 for Spigot 1.8 the map is on the verge of being non-viewable. http://i.imgur.com/kiokJUs.jpg

    Last edited Dec 04, 2014 by Nathangorr


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