I just created a map, but I cannot see my player marker on it, and the tooltip says "Display Markers: No":

Map tooltip saying "Display Markers: No"

How do I get the markers on the map so that I can see where I am relative to the map?

Here is a screenshot of my map. Notice there isn't a player icon (which should be near the top left corner, as that is where I am):

My minecraft map

On this image I found on the web, there's a little white circle (kind of in the bottom middle portion of the map) that shows where the player is. I can't see mine on my game.

Someone elses map
(source: deviantart.net)

According to https://minecraft.wiki/w/Pocket_Edition_Alpha_0.14.0, "Compass must be added through an anvil in order to show the player's position.", but I couldn't get this to work. I tried adding a compass to a map with the anvil, but it wouldn't let me (gave the red x):

Anvil not allowing the map and compass to be combined

  • Are you asking about the PC edition or pocket edition? Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 2:02
  • @Studoku I added the "minecraft-windows-10" tag to specify which version. I'll add pocket too, even though that's less correct.
    – McKay
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 2:13
  • So it's about the PC edition but the link to the pocket edition wiki and tag are there to confuse people? Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 2:16
  • That's not how it works. Minecraft (PC), Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition and Minecraft: Pocket Edition are all different games. Especially considering that the latter two, as far as I'm aware, don't even have map items yet.
    – user114997
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 8:11
  • @Studoku Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition is essentially Minecraft: Pocket Edition. They have the same updates and features, are made by the same people, and have cross-compatible multiplayer.
    – SirBenet
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 12:37

1 Answer 1


The compass should be added to the map using crafting, rather than an anvil:

Combining compass and map

Then, markers will be shown on the map:

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