* 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 ethanzesrock ethanzesrock Mar 11, 2013 at 19:58 UTC - 0 likes


    I love this plugin, it allows my admins to keep an eye on the server and look at all the builds. We have been using it for at least a year with Bukkit, never had any real problems with it.

    So why am I posting? Nine months ago I noticed that our world folders were getting to be very big, which wasn't a problem. We had plenty of space, so I just made a border. About six months ago I saw that they were still getting huge. A survival world with a border of maybe 10000x10000 was 16GB. Similar results for our other worlds. This alarmed me and so I did some work to reduce the size. Within the last month the worlds were very large again. The world region folders had hundreds of thousands (some even millions) of blank world files each being 8KB. My friend and I deleted all those files and did a little testing. We determined that when going on ungenerated chunks, about 20 of these 8KB blank files would be made. I updated to the newest version and it still happens. I disabled dynmap and it did not happen anymore. I now have it enabled, but I commented out any of the automatic rendering in the config.

    Needless to say I am a little upset that this has been happening for so long. Any ideas on how to fix it? Thank you

  • Avatar of WayGroovy WayGroovy Mar 11, 2013 at 19:35 UTC - 0 likes

    @ziryuk: Go

    try to refresh the render. the tiles still exist until something tells them to get deleted.

    /dynmap fullrender {worldname}

  • Avatar of ziryuk ziryuk Mar 11, 2013 at 02:22 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey I trimmed the map using World Border but Dynmap is showing the land beyond the borders. I tried updating the map but nothing happened. Any suggestion?

  • Avatar of Yasiek Yasiek Mar 10, 2013 at 22:58 UTC - 0 likes

    I've got server crash, propably caused by dynmap (newest version). http://pastebin.com/6ztXnHUu

  • Avatar of Markob007 Markob007 Mar 09, 2013 at 17:51 UTC - 1 like

    i have problem i corner is writte but i download latest version

    Web files are not matched with plugin version: All files need to be same version (1.5-612) - try refreshing browser cache (shift-reload)

  • Avatar of diannetea diannetea Mar 07, 2013 at 19:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @christianselph: Go

    I have this happen quite often, I just reinstall the files and it works fine.

  • Avatar of NemesisMate NemesisMate Mar 07, 2013 at 00:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Could you add parent/group permissions?, it would be easier to set permissions on permission plugins without wildcards.

    http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/5655/pxxz.jpg BFAK:90729344,74aacaca3d3856b1170228fb862ea99d22ea47e64a937482acb9099c0076dc6f

  • Avatar of christianselph christianselph Mar 06, 2013 at 23:39 UTC - 1 like

    was working fine a few days ago Then this nobody changed anything....it just stopped working any ideas? .

  • Avatar of lord0o lord0o Mar 06, 2013 at 02:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, my server is hosted, and I dont know why is everything black :S....


  • Avatar of bradgillap bradgillap Mar 06, 2013 at 02:24 UTC - 0 likes

    How do I change the map icons on the webpage for each type of map? Example: Biomes has an icon but TOPO shaders does not.


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