Note: the word map in this question refers to the maps you can create in game from the world, not to the world itself.

On my minecraft server running in creative mode, we just started to create a map-wall of our world in 1:2 scale. This means:

  1. get a new map
  2. go to the area of which you need a map
  3. open the map to initialize it
  4. use a crafting table to extend the map to factor 1:2
  5. move around to fill the map
  6. repeat until you have all maps you need
  7. place all maps onto frames on a wall to get a large, seamless map of the world

Though I guess you can't avoid to move around to fill a map, steps 3 an 4 are a bit annoying. So, is there any way to speed this up? For instance a command which gives an uninitialized map with 1:2 factor directly?

  • There's probably a plugin or mod to help you with this. Commented Mar 23, 2016 at 3:29

3 Answers 3


I found this.

You might want to use this command:

/give @p minecraft:filled_map 1 0 {scale:2,xCenter:0,zCenter:0}

/give @p minecraft:filled_map [amount] [map number] {scale:[scale],xCenter:[x],zCenter:[y]}

For [map number], enter the next available map number. Look in your world's /data/ folder for map_0.dat The highest number plus one is what you want to enter. If you have never created a map, enter 0. Make sure you always add 1 after using the command.

You can find your world folder by clicking on your world then pressing Edit, then clicking the button that says something like "Open world folder" (1.11)

Most info retrieved from Versepelles on Minecraft Forums.

  • If any of this is directly quoted, you need to use the quote markdown to give credit.
    – Vemonus
    Commented Feb 7, 2017 at 1:08
  • 1.13 syntax: /give @p filled_map{...}
    – pppery
    Commented Aug 9, 2019 at 19:37
  • and of COURSE this won't work on Bedrock edition, because being new and improved it doesn't support passing that extra data to the command :'-(
    – Michael
    Commented Jul 11, 2020 at 0:16

To skip all the steps is impossible at the moment, but to skip steps 3-4 is possible!

To do this you will need this command:

/give [playername] minecraft:filled_map [amount of maps] [number of map]

This will give the player(/give) a map that is filled. Put in the number of maps you want and then the scaling you want.

This is a discussion on this topic: http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/minecraft-discussion/redstone-discussion-and/2085120-how-do-you-give-a-player-a-specific-map-using

  • Sorry, this is not the solution I'm looking for. The number of map is just a counter which is increased whenever you create a map for a given region / ratio for the very first time. It's also used in the file name containing the map data:<worlddir>/data/map_12.dat. This number gives just the order of creation and is not related to section/ratio. So your command allows to get a map already created before and is only useful if you know by heart which card number you need...
    – sweber
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 15:21
  • Just to be more clear: Go somewhere on the map and open an empty map. It will become filled_map #0. Go somewhere else, make a new filed_map, and it will be #1. Go back to the first location, and resize that map #0. The new map is #2. Create a new map again there, and it will again be #0. If the world has changed and you explore it with you second #0 map, changes will be merged into the first #0 map, too.
    – sweber
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 15:29

How to do it in Minecraft PE: 1: Collect an empty map from the 'seeds' tab. 2: Create an empty space in your hotbar. 3: Hold your empty map. 4: Press 'Create Map' 5: Go into first person view to see the map. 6: Go and explore!

  • That's not the point. The question is if it is possible to get the map without exploring, and, more important, get one with lower zoom level without stitching four maps together.
    – sweber
    Commented Jan 8, 2017 at 11:28

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