I can't figure out how minecraft coordinates work and they tell specific points in a world.
The coordinate system used in Minecraft is a little confusing, as it doesn't really correlate to what is generally used. Usually, the
Y axes are used when talking about length and width, and the
Z is used for height. However, in Minecraft, the
Z axes represent length and width, and
Y represents height.
Z increase or decease, you are moving farther away from
0, 0, or the "center" of your Minecraft world. Traveling south-east will increase your
Z coordinates, and traveling north-west will decrease your
Z coordinates. On the
Y axis, 0 is the very bottom of the map, and 256 is the top of the map (or 128 in the Nether). Sea level is at 64 on the
If, for example, your coordinates read
X: 300, Y: 65, Z: -200, you would be 300 blocks east and 200 blocks north of your
0, 0 block, and at an altitude of 65 blocks.