How to Make and Use Cartography Table in Minecraft

How to Make and Use Cartography Table in Minecraft

If you want to get a better idea of the world around you, maps can be an important part of Minecraft. The Cartography Table allows you to enlarge, copy, and lock these maps. Let’s take a look at how Minecraft Survival makes a Cartography Table.

How to make and use Cartography Table

Early game cartography tables can be found easily. They aren’t resource-heavy and can be used to create and modify maps to your liking. 

Crafting

You can usually find the resources you need to create a Cartography Table very early on in the game. The list below lists the items you will need.

  • 2 x Paper
  • 4 x Planks (any type)

Below is the instructions for crafting the Cartography Table. You can see it below.

  • Place two sheets of paper in the top row. It doesn’t really matter which one, so long as they are adjacent to each other.
  • Planks: Place the four planks in the four crafting slots underneath the two pieces of paper. 

The crafting recipe for a Cartography Table in Minecraft.The crafting recipe for a Cartography Table in Minecraft.

Use

Cartography Table’s primary function is to edit maps. There are several ways to modify them to your liking. All of these options are listed below. Bedrock Edition is the only one that has some of these options, so make sure to check out the descriptions!

Cloning

How to Clone a map with a Cartography Table.How to Clone a map with a Cartography Table.

A Cartography Table or Crafting Table can be used to clone a map. You can create an identically-filled map by adding together a populated and an unpopulated map.

Expanding

How to expand a map with a Cartography Table.How to expand a map with a Cartography Table.

Two ways can you expand a map in order to cover more territory. Cartography Tables only require a populated area map and paper, as shown in this image. However, you can do the same thing with a Crafting Table. It requires eight pieces of Paper.

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Locking

How to lock a map with a Cartography Table.How to lock a map with a Cartography Table.

You can lock a map by combining it with a glass pane and a populated map. This will make it impossible to edit. The locked map will lock all copies, so make sure you keep the original!

Locators (Bedrock Only).

How to make a locator map in Minecraft Bedrock Edition.How to make a locator map in Minecraft Bedrock Edition.

Maps in Java Edition always include a locator to mark Player positions. With the Bedrock Edition, locators are added to maps by using a Compass. To create a Locator Map, you can combine the Compass and a populated map. To make an empty Locator Map, you can combine the Compass with a paper or empty map.

Professions

A villager in front of a Cartography Map.A villager in front of a Cartography Map.

Villagers have the option to change their profession to Cartographer if there isn’t one available. You can manipulate Villagers by placing a Cartography table near them so that they walk in a specific direction.

Original guide by Shaun Savage

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