Minecraft How To

How To Make A Map In Minecraft

We show you exactly how to make a map in Minecraft in this step-by-step tutorial with pictures. Plus, check out our video walk-through of crafting a Minecraft map. As an added bonus, we'll walk you through the book command, as well.

Minecraft maps can help you explore the terrain. The map recipe we use below even has a location marker so you can see your position on the map.

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Tools & Items Needed

Steps To Make A Map

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

Open your crafting table in Minecraft. You should see the 3x3 grid like in the image below.

Open the crafting table

2. Add Papers and Compass

In the crafting table, add the 8 papers and the compass into the grid.

It's important to add the items to the grid exactly as shown below.

Add papers and compass

Once you've added the items to the grid in the correct order, you'll notice a map appear in the box on the right.

3. Move The Map To Your Inventory

We simply need to move the map down to our inventory.

Move map to inventory

You now have yourself a map! Use your Minecraft map to explore the terrain.

Minecraft Map Command

You can also use a Give Command for a map in Minecraft. The map command is available in the following editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the map command, open your chat window and enter the appropriate command below:

Java Edition 1.13 and higher

/give @p map 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p emptymap 1 0

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