Minecraft Guide: How to create a map

Tips to craft a map in the Minecraft world!

A map is very important in the Minecraft world. It helps to keep the player in the right way. It helps to get the direction right. The map is one of the must-have items in any player’s inventory and an object which needs to be crafted. In this article, we are going to discuss the ways to create a map in Minecraft.

Usage of maps in Minecraft

It is quite exciting to explore new areas in the Minecraft world. Much similar to a person in real life, one doesn’t want to get lost in any world. Therefore, players can create and use maps to find their way around in the game. It always helps players to be on the right track. Maps can make sure that the player never gets lost in the Minecraft world. It basically represents the full directions of that particular area.

Ingredients to create a map in Minecraft

Players will need the following ingredients to create a map.

  • 8 pieces of paper
  • 1 Compass
  • 1 Crafting table

These are the only ingredients needed to create a perfect map. Players can get the paper from shipwrecks, strongholds, chests etc. Players can also craft paper using sugarcanes. The compass can be obtained from villages, shipwrecks, traders.


The recipe for crafting a map is very simple in Minecraft.

  1. At first, open the crafting table, make sure that the 3×3 grid is empty.
  2. Eight papers and one compass from inventory must be taken and placed in the 3×3 grid of the crafting table.
  3. Papers must be put in all grids, except the middle one and the compass must be placed in the middle spot of the grid, as per the exact pattern given below.
  4. After placing the papers and compass correctly, players should get the map ready in the right side box of the crafting table.
Minecraft create map
Sugarcanes must be placed in the exact pattern as given

This is how a player can craft maps in Minecraft.

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