* 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 gumgumpuntnl gumgumpuntnl Jan 29, 2013 at 12:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Would be nice if there was a plugin for displaying a NPC-location (citizens2) on Dynmap.

    Last edited Jan 29, 2013 by gumgumpuntnl
  • Avatar of TheJaakko10 TheJaakko10 Jan 28, 2013 at 17:19 UTC - 0 likes

    I can see only white screen on the localhost:8123 Help me!

  • Avatar of Psychokiller1888 Psychokiller1888 Jan 26, 2013 at 15:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi there!

    Would anyone of you be so kind and explain me how I add a custom block on Dynmap? I mean, dynmap is running fine, but of course it can't show custom blocks I have on my server/client. So if anyone could tell me how to render, on dymap, my BlackStones Block, Id: 255 i'd be very thankfull

  • Avatar of emanuel12324 emanuel12324 Jan 26, 2013 at 14:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @dragonfire967: Go

    No, just use the iframe module. If you are not very tech-savy use this coding:

    <iframe src="http://YOURSERVERIP:8123/" width="100%" height="1200"> <p>Your browser does not support iframes.</p> </iframe>

    put that into an html module and replace YOURSERVERIP with your ip/host name. (Also change the 8123 as needed since the poet 8123 may be used by another server)

  • Avatar of emanuel12324 emanuel12324 Jan 26, 2013 at 14:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Does anyone know how to enable weather on the map cause it seems that it is enabled by default acording to the articles that I have read but it just doesn't show up. HELP! Also, how can I change the port cause I run two servers on the same pc.

    EDIT: Nevermind...I found it. It was on line 254 of the configuration.txt file inside the dynmap folder. (Thats for anyone who is also asking my question! :) )

    Last edited Jan 26, 2013 by emanuel12324
  • Avatar of lord0o lord0o Jan 26, 2013 at 08:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @lukecfairchild: Go

    that will be on the config ?


  • Avatar of blha303 blha303 Jan 26, 2013 at 05:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @dh35367: Go

    Yes it is possible. It's also in the documentation.

  • Avatar of dh35367 dh35367 Jan 24, 2013 at 20:39 UTC - 0 likes


    on my website dynmap has 6 worlds.

    -world -world_nether -world_the_end -rM's Server -rM's Server_nether -rM's Server_the_end.

    is it possible to make it so that it only shows: -rM's Server -rM's Server_nether -rM's Server_the_end.?

    most likely in the worlds.txt. is this possible? I understand that the faces, health, armor have to bee set to true in the config. i have done this.


  • Avatar of juhzuri juhzuri Jan 24, 2013 at 20:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Edited: Nevermind, I'm good. Everything is working perfectly now. Found all of the config that I was missing. Internal server disabled. Auth, chat, etc working from IIS now. Some of the wording in your wiki needs a change though. Great plugin by the way!

    Last edited Jan 25, 2013 by juhzuri: Corrected issue myself.


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