* 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 Namulator Namulator Mar 20, 2012 at 00:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Dynmap crashes when it detects the latest spout dev versions (1.2.3). If I disable the spout mod dynmap loads fine.

  • Avatar of thefatcheeah thefatcheeah Mar 19, 2012 at 21:56 UTC - 0 likes

    I cant seem to find how to turn HD Textures on and me and my mates find the default hard to look at I wish to set it to Hires as I have a dedicated Computer to run servers ! Any chance you could send me the configuration file with the settings all hires has I cant see where to put them Please PM Thank you!

    Last edited Mar 19, 2012 by thefatcheeah
  • Avatar of cydp3 cydp3 Mar 19, 2012 at 21:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way for only letting certain players view the map? Also, what webserver does dynmap use?

  • Avatar of mikeprimm mikeprimm Mar 19, 2012 at 15:42 UTC - 0 likes

    @Pandamatak: Go

    Good thought - I'll see about adding something to the Wiki for this

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  • Avatar of mikeprimm mikeprimm Mar 19, 2012 at 15:40 UTC - 0 likes

    @Karenthian: Go

    All our function is available though published APIs (that is, all our add-ons use APIs that other mods can and do use themselves). I might get to this at some point, but I'd suggest pinging the devs of Wormhole-Xtreme

  • Avatar of mikeprimm mikeprimm Mar 19, 2012 at 15:38 UTC - 0 likes

    @callmejordy265: Go

    Been working on 0.2 since 0.2 was released....

  • Avatar of callmejordy265 callmejordy265 Mar 19, 2012 at 07:57 UTC - 0 likes

    @wolfenit415: Go

    I can't get it to work at all, it spews errors, and every command I enter returns an "internal error has occurred" response.

  • Avatar of abcedea abcedea Mar 19, 2012 at 05:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @wolfenit415: Go

    Check your config. You may have done something yourself. Iv'e done that multiple times :/

  • Avatar of wolfenit415 wolfenit415 Mar 19, 2012 at 04:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Whats wrong with it says it is updated for R0.2? I use it just fine except cant see chat on the map.

  • Avatar of callmejordy265 callmejordy265 Mar 19, 2012 at 03:01 UTC - 0 likes


    has anyone heard any news as to when this will be fixed for R0.2? People on my server are getting antsy.


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