* 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 MacGyver420 MacGyver420 Jan 24, 2013 at 08:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @jackw55: Go

    Someone else on your IP is using that port for dynmap, change your dynamp port to any other free port and restart your server.

    # The TCP-port the webserver will listen on.
    webserver-port: 8124


  • Avatar of fakmin fakmin Jan 23, 2013 at 20:04 UTC - 0 likes

    My English is google translator sorry: D. When fullrender craftbukkit fails to work properly. Bukit is R0.2-1.4.7 (Build # 02611), or 1.4.7-R0.1 (Build # 02602)

  • Avatar of jackw55 jackw55 Jan 23, 2013 at 20:00 UTC - 0 likes

    I was wondering whether you could help me?

    I have a server hosted on smallmine.com but when I type in my server ip, I get the map of another server. I was hoping you might know what's wrong and if not give me some pointers on what to do now! Thanks and all replies are helpful (I'm sure if I'm being stupid here's the best place to be told, right?!)

    https://sites.google.com/site/waldheimminecraftserver/home - My server Waldheim.

    Connect now: waldheim.smallmine.net:25565

  • Avatar of lonewolfsstuck lonewolfsstuck Jan 23, 2013 at 03:22 UTC - 0 likes


    use the REAL IP not the sub IP

  • Avatar of TOTALWARS TOTALWARS Jan 22, 2013 at 11:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Well i changed the port in the config to 25565 and my server ip is uk1a.mcbox.net but if i type uk1a.mcbox.net:25565 in the adress bar of internet explorer it directs me to bing and it says no results for uk1a.mcbox.net:25565???????? Can anyone help me? I would like to put dynmap on my enjin website.....

  • Avatar of ColdSpyder13 ColdSpyder13 Jan 22, 2013 at 03:32 UTC - 0 likes

    So I was playing on my server... it's a "big biome" server type. I uncovered an entire mountain biome. I proceeded to do a fullrender with dynmap.

    Now any chunks undiscovered by Dynmap have been... Messed up? For example there was one small blotch of chunks in the middle of my mountain biome and when I went to uncover it they were replaced with ocean biome or something. It just cuts mountains or any landscape at the chunk and then laid out a different type of biome.

    Anyone know what I maybe did or what happened? I never received any errors.

  • Avatar of lukecfairchild lukecfairchild Jan 21, 2013 at 19:23 UTC - 0 likes

    @lord0o: Go


    say your server is lord0o.com and the port is 9001 you would do: lord0o.com:9001

  • Avatar of lord0o lord0o Jan 21, 2013 at 18:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I have a diferent port on my server, it's not default port. How can I see the dynmap of it?. Thanks


  • Avatar of bjornleijdstrom bjornleijdstrom Jan 21, 2013 at 08:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Getting this error on latest dynmap, using craftbukkit (latest beta) 1.4.7: http://pastebin.com/ZGEZAACE

  • Avatar of Ipzen Ipzen Jan 20, 2013 at 20:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @BlocklyCrafter: Go

    Yes it should work, if you havn't changed port in the dynmap config file


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