* 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 chrisk123999 chrisk123999 Nov 30, 2012 at 01:11 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm having issues getting this to work on my own webserver. Everything is working except for the chat from the web to the server. Typing into the chatbox on the page shows nothing on the server. I have PHP installed and I chmod'ed the standalone folder.

    (On CentOS)

    Last edited Nov 30, 2012 by chrisk123999
  • Avatar of mikeprimm mikeprimm Nov 29, 2012 at 23:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @Squarebit: Go

    @farmalot123: Go

    Make sure that: a) You've extracted all the files from the ZIP (sounds like you guys did this) b) If you copied the files to a different directory (sometimes folks do this when they use an external web server - usually the files in the plugins/dynmap/web directory), make sure you refresh the copy as well c) Restart the external web server, if there is any chance it caches files (some do) d) Refresh your browser cache (shift-reload, on most browsers)

    BFAK:Mike Primm,29194,955541021baa269c9ac16865eaad3379b85a4d6062df12334b45217c5cc3207d

  • Avatar of Squarebit Squarebit Nov 29, 2012 at 11:02 UTC - 0 likes

    May I first say that this is an excellent plugin that I've used for a long time, thank you for taking time to create this!

    EDIT: The problem with web files not being same version seemed to be the add-ons, which I forgot to update, should be the same for farmalot123 or anyone else getting this error if I'm not mistaken!

    Last edited Nov 29, 2012 by Squarebit
  • Avatar of farmalot123 farmalot123 Nov 29, 2012 at 04:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok so I messed up and tried to update Dynmap then I was getting the error web files not match and (0.70.3-1298) so I decided to remove Dynmap and try a fresh install.

    Now I still keep getting that error regardless, What might I be missing to remove the old dynmap that is keeping the new install from working properly.

    I deleted the jar and dymap folder.

    Any help is apprciated

  • Avatar of Junrall Junrall Nov 29, 2012 at 00:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Just occurred to me... after all this time of using Dynmap... I wish I could drag and drop people to teleport them! Haha... what fun that would be!

  • Avatar of Toby_B Toby_B Nov 28, 2012 at 22:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi i have multiple worlds and only want one to show up not all of them... how can i disable the other ones?


  • Avatar of pnbamania pnbamania Nov 28, 2012 at 06:48 UTC - 0 likes

    i get this error help

    Oops! This page appears broken. DNS Error - Server cannot be found.

  • Avatar of nvrsbr nvrsbr Nov 28, 2012 at 02:59 UTC - 0 likes

    Dynmap is not rendering Cobblestone Walls.

  • Avatar of Aravind Aravind Nov 27, 2012 at 23:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I use your Dynmap. Whenever I use the chat on the webpage it comes up on the console and players can see it in-game. I can't see any of there messages when they are talking. I can only see when players join and leave. I remember back when I used it in Beta 1.8.1, they could see my messages and I could see their's. Do I need to enable it somewhow? Please help! Thank you!

  • Avatar of ha11oga11o ha11oga11o Nov 27, 2012 at 13:40 UTC - 0 likes

    @SwiftSwamp: Go

    Im trying to do same, but still dont know how.




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