* 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 DarraghBurke DarraghBurke Apr 09, 2013 at 13:43 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a problem: I have installed Dynmap correctly, my server log shows that everything is running fine but when i try access it online, it just says "No data received" in Crome. Don't know why this is happening as i installed it successfully on several other servers. Please help

  • Avatar of Arkensor Arkensor Apr 09, 2013 at 09:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Ich have installed everything to an external webserver, and the tiles folder genergates with the underfolder world, world_the_end etc. but in the browser is map black, the gui is there but not the world. CHmod is set to 777 for the complete server. Could you help me ?


  • Avatar of Unity88 Unity88 Apr 09, 2013 at 03:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello. I have a doubt. How do I make a map does not appear on the map interface web?

  • Avatar of kev3200 kev3200 Apr 08, 2013 at 23:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Got a problem: My players can't type in the server_ip:8123 to see the map. It just says "Your search did not match any documents" Any idea why?

  • Avatar of V0ROBEY V0ROBEY Apr 08, 2013 at 17:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello! I have an annoying problem, some black spots appear in jungle biome... I've already tried to rerender exact region, but it didn't help. Any suggestions?

  • Avatar of yaitsbilly yaitsbilly Apr 08, 2013 at 13:15 UTC - 0 likes

    I am not liking the 1.6 update, no coordinates or link button. :\


  • Avatar of stuffer999 stuffer999 Apr 08, 2013 at 11:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I have a problem. Please help. I can't seem to use my scroll wheel to zoom and can't seem to drag-to-pan either. Everyone else using my map can, but I can't. Any idea why?

  • Avatar of Matt19901 Matt19901 Apr 07, 2013 at 16:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @Lorenzorota: Go

    Do you have any idea how much RES you need for that to work for a big map?

  • Avatar of Lorenzorota Lorenzorota Apr 07, 2013 at 10:11 UTC - 0 likes

    I had a really cool request... However I'm pretty sure this requires a lot of work, so it won't really be possible. But erm, if you could implement some java, or any language that allows OOP, so you could add a streetview option, which would basically render the blocks in 3D. It's just an idea :)

  • Avatar of NegroBob NegroBob Apr 07, 2013 at 05:48 UTC - 0 likes

    is there a way to set a password for the dynmap?


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