Xaero’s world map mod 1.17.1/1.16.5 minecraft

Xaero’s World Map — Mod Overview

Authors xaero96
Date Published March 20, 2019
Mod Category ・Essential Mods
Required Mods ・Forge・Compatible with Fabric

Xaero’s World Map And Its Settings

Xaero’s World Map is a world map mod that allows the user to view the landscape similar to that of reading a map. The system itself is intuitive and it allows you to see different biomes and geographic features.

Best Used With Xaero’s Minimap

This mod is also integrated with Xaero’s Minimap mod. The minimap provides a good visual representation of your immediate surroundings. Both mods can be used at the same time without any problems.

Provides Mapping For Distant Cities

If you plan on building multiple large cities or creations, having this mod can be very useful as you can easily spot good locations. It also helps as you don’t have to worry about being lost. Xaero’s World Map also works well with Immersive Railroading as it can give you a better view of the locations and the terrains!

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Map Viewers[]

Map viewers are read-only and have an interactive interface.

Name Description Platforms Link Status Latest Compatible Release Source available Programming language Author


Avoyd is a voxel editor, viewer and renderer with the ability to load the largest Minecraft maps and display and explore them in their entirety. World size can go up to 260k x 260k x 260k voxels. Light and atmosphere can be modified. Cameras: first person and arcball cameras, teleport and save multiple camera positions. Imports Minecraft Maps, .vox files and multi-models from MagicaVoxel. Exports to .obj (Blender 3D). High quality Renders with CPU path tracing and denoising. Active Java Edition 1.17 No C++ enkisoftware

Bedrock Viz

Bedrock Viz is a fork of MCPE Viz to fix bugs and add new features. It uses Bedrock Edition world files, creating overview images from the world files, reporting many details of the world. Active Bedrock 1.17.10 Yes, GPL C Jasper Wan


Free top-down world viewer for Minecraft Pocket Edition (MCPE), includes NBT editor as well. Still in «Beta», stable but not feature complete. Current features: Map-types: overworld, cave, heightmap, biome, grass color, X-Ray and block-light. With markers and coordinates. Local player can be teleported. Inactive Pocket Edition 1.0 No Java ProtoLambda


A Google Maps like interface on Minecraft, accessible through a web browser. Compatible with Bukkit and Forge, and has an API to render of custom elements. Active Java Edition 1.8.9 — Java Edition 1.16.5 Yes, BSD Java/HTML/CSS mikeprimm


Optimized 3D map viewer with an extremely long view distance. Perfect for taking screenshots of your massive builds, or just exploring the world. Includes smooth lighting, biome coloring and customizable block types. Inactive Java Edition 1.12.2Most blocks of 1.12 are supported Yes, BSD C++ Lloigor, exp, rebio, erich666


MCPE Viz is a tool that parses Minecraft Pocket Edition (MCPE) world files. It creates overview images from the world files, and reports lots of details on your world. Inactive Bedrock 1.10 Yes, GPL C Plethora777


Does not have a user interface and is currently under extreme development. Allows you to open minecraft pocket edition worlds and view them in 3D on your computer. Inactive Pocket Edition v0.6.1 alpha Not yet Java jocopa3

Mine View

Allows you to open Minecraft worlds (Bedrock edition or Java) and view them in 3D in your browser. Active Bedrock Edition 1.16.0Java Edition 1.16.0 No Java, Unity3D Smart BI Serv

Minecraft AutoMap

Displays a highly customizable live-updated map of your surroundings, including nearby creatures and players. Works in Singleplayer and Multiplayer. The map runs in a separate window from Minecraft so it can be sized and positioned, fullscreened, or placed on top of Minecraft like a minimap. Requires Risugami’s ModLoader, .NET 4.0, and XNA 4.0. Inactive Java Edition 1.7.1 Yes, MS-PL C# bp2008, Ceii

Minecraft X-Ray

3D map viewer that highlights minerals. Loads Minecraft levels as far back as Alpha, all the way through the current Anvil format. Supports user-supplied custom blocks for mod support. Inactive Java Edition 1.5.1 Yes, BSD Java plusminus, xolotl


Web-based, written in CoffeeScript, uses Three.js. By default shows locations of dungeons and diamonds. Can load .mca files directly from a CORS-enabled web server. Alpha. The website now redirects to the Minecraft Dungeons site. Inactive Java Edition 1.3.2 Yes, MIT CoffeeScript ithkuil


Mineways is meant more for exporting data into Blender and other digital content creation apps, but is also useful for mapping. It includes the ability to peel away terrain and look below. Similar to Minutor, which it is branched from. Listed here because it is actively being maintained, while the official version of Minutor has died off. (works on Linux/Mac with Wine) Active Java Edition 1.18 Yes, BSD C, C++ Eric Haines


GUI, interactive, shows top-down view of your map with a depth slider to reveal caves. Offers to show mobs, items and other entities, visualise light levels, and where hostile mobs may spawn. Inactive Java Edition 1.13 Yes, BSD C/ObjC/C++ mrkite77

Xaero’s World Map Mod 1.17.1/1.16.5 Download

For Minecraft 1.17.1

Release Date: 21st July 2021
File Size: 528.71 KB
Supported version: Minecraft 1.17.1
Author:  Xaeros
Download  (Forge): 

Download  (FABRIC): 

Xaeros-World Map Forge.jar

For Minecraft 1.16.5

Release Date: 15th January 2021
Version 1.11.7
File Size: 390.24 KB
Supported version: Minecraft 1.16.4
Author:  Xaeros
Download  (Forge): 

Download  (FABRIC): 

Xaeros-World Map Forge.jar

For Minecraft 1.15.2

Release Date: 17th June 2020
Version 1.6.4
File Size: 277.62 KB
Supported version: Minecraft 1.15.2
Author:  Xaeros
Download  (Direct):  Xaeros-WorldMap.jar

For Minecraft 1.14.4

Release Date: 6th February 2020
Version 1.5.5
File Size: 249.13 KB
Supported version: Minecraft 1.14.4
Author:  Xaeros
Download  (Direct):  Xaeros-WorldMap.jar

For Minecraft 1.10.2

Release Date: 19th July 2016
Version vb1.1
File Size: 73 KB
Supported version: Minecraft 1.10.2
Author:  Xaeros
Download  (Direct):  Xaeros-WorldMap.jar

For Minecraft 1.9.4

Release Date: 19th July 2016
Version vb1.1
File Size: 73 KB
Supported version: Minecraft 1.9.4
Author:  Xaeros
Download  (Direct):  Xaeros-WorldMap.jar

For Minecraft 1.8.9

Release Date: 19th July 2016
Version vb1.1
File Size: 73 KB
Supported version: Minecraft 1.8.9
Author:  Xaeros
Download  (Direct):  Xaeros-WorldMap.jar

For Minecraft 1.7.10

Release Date: 19th July 2016
Version vb1.1
File Size: 73 KB
Supported version: Minecraft 1.7.10
Author:  Xaeros
Download  (Direct):  Xaeros-WorldMap.jar

How to install Xaero’s World Map Mod:

  • Every mod requires Minecraft Forge API installed beforehand. Forge creates a new profile in Minecraft launcher and enables 3rd party modification without breaking core files of the game. So, download Forge API latest build for your game version. It comes with an installer, just run it and start the game to complete the installation.
  • Now download the mod file using the link present on the page. It must be supporting your current game version.
  • Start Minecraft, click “Edit profile” and then click “Open Game Dir”
  • Open the “mods” folder (it gets automatically created when you run the game using Forge).
  • Drag and Drop the mod file into the mods folder.
  • Start Minecraft, select Forge profile from Drop-down menu, and run the game.
  • Forge will take time to configure and then start your game with the mods.

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Steps To Install

1 Download Forge 1.16.5>> Forge download page
2 Download Xaero’s World Map Mod on CurseForge. Select the latest version>> Download from CurseForge
3 Run the Forge Java file*there is no need to change the install directory if you used the default directory to install Minecraft
4 Transfer the mod .jar files to your Minecraft’s mod folder>> Know how to access it here
5 Run «Minecraft Launcher»
6 Select the Forge version that you want to play on. In this case, select «Forge 1.16.5»
7 Press «Play» to run Minecraft with the mods

Does Not Requires Other Mods

You do not need to install for you to be able to run this mod. Download the required Forge version and just place it together with the Xaero’s World Map Mod mod inside your mod folder and you’re good to go!

Has A Fabric Version

You can also download and install the mod using Fabric, a mod loader similar to Forge. The installation process is quite easy and is quite similar to what you would with Forge. Make sure to check file compatibility and download the file for Fabric!

How To Install Fabric


  • Use of the F1 key can allow the player to hold a map without blocking their view at all.
  • In Java Edition, a map created using can be any map by using the Map parameter to specify the map number desired. E.g. gives the specified player map_5. If no data value is supplied it defaults to map_0. If map_0 has not ever been crafted, it is centered on x=0, z=0.
  • The maps are stored separately as their own data () file as with (x) being the map number, see map item format for more info. By manipulating this number, players can organize their maps to suit them, or if they accidentally create a map in the same location, they can delete their extra map so as to save the number they make.
  • Certain programs can be used to make customized maps with images or text on them instead of actual maps, many people use these in adventure maps to show pictures or to tell a story.
  • Since all copies of a map are links to the same file, copying an unfinished map keeps it synchronized with the copy as the player fills it in. Thus, a copy stored in a chest can act as a remote backup.
  • A map that is in an item frame does not update itself until a player picks it up, lets it reload, and places it back again. However, if a player holds a clone of the map, both maps update.
  • Filled maps are the only items that make 90 degree rotations in item frames, and also the only items that can expand the item frame into full block wide.
  • On Legacy Console Edition, the player always spawns with a map in their inventory after creating a world. This was later added to Bedrock Edition as an optional feature in the world creation menu.
  • Maps on Legacy Console Edition always show the player’s current coordinates, as a substitute for the optional coordinate display in other editions.
  • A map cannot be created on New Nintendo 3DS Edition. Instead, the map is always displayed on the bottom screen along with the coordinates.


The mod brings us these unique following features so that your gaming experience will be improved a lot.

  • It will provide a unique self-writing world map (different from manual paper maps). Those self-writing maps make sure to be different for every world/dimension or server.
  • Diversified game modes consisting of Single-player mode, Multiplayer mode, and Realms.
  • Bring all users an intuitive interface. You can open it by pressing M, use your mouse to move the map around as well as making use of the mouse wheel in order to zoom in/out, the same as Google Maps.
  • Provide the possibility of automatic MultiWorld / Lilypadded servers support.
  • Has support Minecraft Realms as well as MultiWorld
  • The possibility of texture Pack support. Altering the texture packs updates the entire world map.
  • The possibility of cave dimensions support like Nether, for instance
  • Complement the Vanilla maps mode. It will make the world map look like vanilla paper maps.
  • Terrain texture is customizable
  • “Footsteps” will display your most recent path.
  • Add the optional performance boosters. Although in most cases the mod still works well even without them.
  • The capability of Xaero’s Minimap integration. The minimap mod will show off chunks loaded by the world map. The world map mod will show waypoints from the Xaero’s Minimap. It can also function with Better PVP mod. You are able to customize and teleport to the waypoints without needing to leave the map interface.
  • You can put the mouse cursor in the bottom-right corner of your gaming screen in order to open up the off-screen waypoint menu on the map GUI. You can use the mouse scroll in order to choose a waypoint from the menu as well as click the right mouse button for rapidly moving the map view to the chosen waypoint in order to speed-up map scrolling.
  • You are possible to begin typing a part of a waypoint’s name for filtering out unneeded waypoints. You can press ENTER to restart the search.

It is worth noting that Xaero’s World Map Mod is still in development so that feel free to give the feedback or suggest some needed improvements. Now you can download it for free here and enjoy all of its features.

How to install Xaero’s World Map Mod

  • You have already installed Minecraft Forge.
  • Locate the Minecraft application folder.
  • On windows open Run from the start menu > type %appdata% > click Run.
  • On mac open finder, hold down ALT > click Go then Library in the top menu bar.
  • Open the folder Application Support > look for Minecraft.
  • Place the mod you have just Xaero’s World Map Mod downloaded (.jar file) into the Mods folder.
  • When you launch Minecraft and click the mods button you should now see the Xaero’s World Map Mod is installed.

Xaero’s World Map Mod Download Links

For Minecraft: 1.16.5

For Minecraft: 1.16.4

For Minecraft: 1.16.3

For Minecraft: 1.16.2

For Minecraft: 1.16.1

For Minecraft: 1.15.2

For Minecraft: 1.14.4

For Minecraft: 1.13.2

For Minecraft: 1.12.2





Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Paper +Compass When the player first creates a map, it is blank. Hold the empty map and press use item to transform the empty map into a map item, which gradually begins filling with information as that player travels within its borders.

This variation is called an «empty locator map» in Bedrock Edition, or an «empty map» in Java Edition.

Paper ‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Maps crafted without a compass do not show location markers. Markers can be added later by combining the map with a compass on an anvil, crafting table, or cartography table.
This variation is called an «empty map».

Natural generation

Chest loot

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Empty Map Shipwreck Map chest 1 7.7%
Stronghold Library chest 1 10.9%
Village Cartographer’s chest 1–3 46.2%
Bedrock Edition
Map Shipwreck Map chest 1 7.7%
Stronghold Library chest 1 10.5%
Village Cartographer’s chest 1–3 46.2%
  1. Named unknown map, but changed to map 0, the scale level is 1:4, Maps from the same stack are stackable, but maps that are not stacked are unstackable despite looking identical.

Cartography Table

A map can also be created using a single paper on a cartography table to create an empty map, or a paper with a compass‌[Bedrock Edition only] for an empty locator map.

Starting map

This feature is exclusive to Bedrock Edition. 

When creating a new world in Bedrock Edition, the player can enable the «Starting Map» option to spawn with an empty locator map in the hotbar. If the world type is infinite or flat then zoom scale is 3⁄4 (1:8), but if the world type is old then zoom scale is 1⁄2 (1:4). The map is updated only while the player holds it.

In Java Edition, cartographer villagers may give players with the Hero of the Village effect an empty map.

Data values[]


Java Edition:

Name Resource location Form Translation key
Empty Map Item
Map Item

Bedrock Edition:

Name Resource location Alias ID (BE) Numeric ID Form Translation key
Empty Map Item
Map Item


See also: Bedrock Edition data values

In Bedrock Edition, maps use the following data values:

Empty map:

DV Description
Empty Map
2 Empty Locator Map

Filled map:

DV Description
3 Ocean Explorer Map
4 Woodland Explorer Map
5 Treasure Map

Item data

Java Edition:

Main article: Player.dat format

    •  map: The map number.
    •  map_scale_direction: Only internally used when scaling a map, after that directly removed: The amount to increase the current map scale by when crafting. Always 1.
    •  Decorations: A list of optional icons to display on the map. Decorations that are removed or modified do not update until the world is reloaded.
      • An individual decoration.
        •  id: An arbitrary unique string identifying the decoration.
        •  type: The ID of the to display.
        •  x: The world X position of the decoration.
        •  z: The world Z position of the decoration.
        •  rot: The rotation of the symbol, ranging from 0.0 to 360.0, measured clockwise. A rotation of 0 displays the icon upside-down compared to its appearance in the icon texture.
    •  display: The display

       MapColor: The color of the markings on the item’s texture.


Bedrock Edition:

See Bedrock Edition level format/Item format.

Map icons

See also: Player.dat format, Map item format and map_icons.png

Note: map icons are 8×8 in Java Edition, but 16×16 in Bedrock Edition. As such, there are minor misalignment issues in Java Edition:

Map icons texture in Java Edition

Map icons texture in Bedrock Edition

Java ID Bedrock ID Text ID Appearance Purpose Shown in item frames?
White marker Players (on map) No
1 1 Green marker Item frames[verify] Yes
2 Red marker Position converted to overworld when opening overworld map in Nether‌[Bedrock Edition only] No
3 Blue marker Other players No
4 White X Unused Yes
5 5 Red triangle Unused Yes
6 6 Large white dot Players off map, nearby‌[Java Edition only] No
7 13 Small white dot Players off map, far away‌[Java Edition only] No
8 14 Woodland mansion Woodland mansion Yes
9 15 Ocean monument Ocean monument Yes
10 — 25 Banners in all 16 wool colors‌[Java Edition only] Banner markers Yes
26 4 Red X Buried treasure Yes
8 Magenta marker Position converted to overworld when opening overworld map in End‌[Bedrock Edition only] No
9 Orange marker[more information needed] Other players Yes
10 Yellow marker Other players No
11 Cyan marker Other players No
12 Green Triangle Other structure such as stronghold, fortress, endcity, etc. when used as explorer map destination‌[Bedrock Edition only] Yes

It should be noted that even if the player used a NBT editor to add an additional icon on the map, Minecraft shows only the first one listed when the player loads up their world.

Updates & Compatibility

Update History & Changelogs

August 30, 2021

  • Compatible with Xaero’s Minimap / Better PVP 20.23.0 or newer. Version 21.16.0 is HIGHLY recommended.
  • Fixed non-biome colored transparent blocks causing the multiplayer map region save files to become corrupt. The broken regions should now load normally after you rediscover/overwrite them.
  • Fixed transparent blocks not rendering over void.
  • The maps will now include the height values which take the transparent blocks into account. This enables you to set waypoints and teleport on top of transparent blocks instead of going under them (e.g. the bottom of a water pool). The height value of the opaque block can still be viewed though. Multiplayer map data needs to be manually overwritten for this to take effect.
  • Added a check for whether a map pixel generated by an older mod version contains transparent blocks over an opaque one. Only the heights of the opaque blocks used to be stored, so it can be «dangerous» to teleport to such map pixels using the saved height value. By default, such map pixels will be treated as undiscovered in the context of creating waypoints and teleporting. You can toggle it in the world map settings.
  • The disabled waypoint visibility toggle is now saved on game restart and affects waypoints in the side menu as well.
  • Fixed map deletion not working because of the new file locks.
  • Fixed rare issues caused by the height data not being reset properly before generating a chunk of map from map data or world save.
Version Bedrock Java
1.17.1 ×
1.16.5 ×
1.15.2 ×
1.14.4 ×
1.12.2 ×
1.8.9 ×
1.7.10 ×

Map Editors[]

Map editors alter an existing level’s terrain or other properties, such as player position and time of day. Some of them also let you edit your inventory and generate terrain.

Name Description Platforms Link Status Latest Compatible Release Source available Programming language Author


Converts 1-256 image files into a schematic file 1-256 in height. Similar to SpriteCraft (from which BirdCraft gets inspiration), but with more features and more precise color-to-block assignment abilities. Inactive Java Edition 1.8 No VB RapierMother


Buildawall puts a wall around your existing world, creating a psychological and in-game division between old and new. This makes transitions between chunks generated by two different versions of minecraft much more obvious. Inactive Java Edition 1.2.5 Yes Python Mike Verdone


CraftMaster is a companion app for Minecraft PC Edition that allows you to download and import Schematics and 3D models into your Minecraft worlds, export and share your Minecraft creations on Sketchfab, Facebook and Twitter, and manage/navigate your worlds more efficiently. Inactive Java Edition 1.11.2 No C++ CraftMaster Software, Inc.

Creative Mode Plus

Top-down builder for constructing buildings and dungeons quickly and easily for Minecraft maps. Inactive Java Edition 1.4.7 Yes C# MyPace (Caleb Waggoner)


General-purpose Minecraft editor. Version 0.0.8 supports a bunch of non-interactive world modifications, editing of multiplayer user profiles and 2D/3D rendering of the world blocks. The plugins containing all the business logic can be reprogrammed right out of the box. Inactive Java Edition 1.7.9 Partial (all plugin code) C++, homebrew stuff for plugins Shrinker

MCA selector

Loads worlds very fast. Can be used to select (filter), edit, delete, export or import chunks. Can also «import selected chunks» and point to a older/newer version of the same world. active Java Edition Beta 1.3 through 1.17, and snapshots Yes java Querz


The first 3D editor. Created to import older levels into the new Alpha levels. Fly around in 3D and select blocks, then copy or export them. Import blocks from schematics or from entire Classic levels. Resize a level by creating or deleting chunks. Inactive Java Edition 1.11 (stable)Java Edition 1.8 (unstable) Python Currently and formerly codewarrior (David Vierra), was briefly taken over by TKtech during Codewarrior’s sabbatical.


This is an unofficial fork of the original MCEdit by codewarrior, but with a focus on 1.8+ compatability and optimization. Inactive Java Edition 1.12 (stable) Pocket Edition v0.12.2 alpha (unstable) Python Khroki, Ezefe, Trazlander, Podshot, Rubisk, Naor, and many other MCEdit community members

Minecraft Land Generator

Expands a Standard (or modded level with server-mods) to any size specified. Useful for Pre-generating terrain for mappers, or reducing server load. Inactive Java Edition 1.15.2 Yes, Public Domain Java Morlok8k, Corrodias

Amulet Editor

Currently under heavy development. In early development Java Edition 1.12+ Bedrock 1.7+ Yes Python Podshot, naor2013, gentlegiantJGC, BluCode

Euclid Editor

Currently under development In development Java Edition 1.8+ No Java SWinxy, MCContent



Ингредиенты Рецепты крафта Результат Описание
Бумага +Компас Пустая карта Пустая карта‌[только для Java и Legacy Console изданий]; пустая карта с локатором‌[только для Bedrock Edition]
Бумага Пустая карта Пустая карта‌[только для Bedrock Edition]Карты изначально не показывают местоположение; для добавления данной функции нужно объединить карту с компасом на наковальне, в сетке крафта, либо в столе картографа)

Стол картографа

Карту также можно создать из одного листа бумаги, используя стол картографа. Для создания карты с локатором, помимо листа бумаги, требуется наличие компаса.

Появление в инвентаре

В Legacy Console Edition, при первом посещении мира игроком, пустая карта появляется в инвентаре игрока автоматически. Аналогичный функционал можно активировать для миров в Bedrock Edition при создании мира.