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Maps
Map
Map (item)

Type

Item

Transparency 

None

Stackable?

Yes (64)  

Renewable

Yes

Durability

None

Maps are items that were added to Minecraft Pocket Edition in Update 0.14.0. They are used to create a visual image of the world and to pinpoint the player's location and coordinates.

Crafting

Usage

Maps are empty when crafted, but are gradually drawn as the player explores the world. Maps also include a pinpointer which shows the Player's location in real time. Other players can also be seen, if they are within distance of the map.

Maps can also be displayed in item frames.

Upgrading with an anvil:

  • Map + Compass = Map with pinpointer
  • Map + 8 paper = Zoomed out map
  • Map + Empty map = 2 identical maps

Trivia

  • While held in the player's hand, a map will gradually draw itself as the player explores the world.
  • It is useful to survey the surface terrain since it displays visible overview blocks.
  • A map is held with two hands in first person view.
  • When creating maps in the Nether, the created maps will show nothing, but only a black void and the Bedrock layer of the Nether.
    • While holding a map that is created in the Nether and enhanced with a compass, the player's indicator will start spinning everywhere.
  • To view the contents of a map on iOS you need to toggle to the first person view.
Emptymaphold

The Map held in the hand, with nothing on it.

Mapwithstructures

A Map of a place with Generated Structures.

12w34b - map zoom1

A Map of a particular place.

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