Tectonicus generates highly details maps of Minecraft worlds, and lets you explore them via google maps, with panning and zooming. You can then upload the generated map to the web and let other people looks around your map.
Yes, it’s yet-another map renderer. However Tectonicus is a bit different ? it actually draws your map as a big 3d model, so you get really high quality results:
And you can zoom really far in too so you can see all the detail in your world:
It outputs high detail image tiles, and then splices them together to produce a handy-dandy google maps view on your minecraft world.
Version 2.0 lets you put down view signs to get first person images in your map too:
As of version 1.21, Tectonicus supports the new ‘region’ map format in Minecraft Beta 1.3.
You can also render just a circular chunk of your world:
Usage ? gui
To use the (simple) gui, run Tectonicus with this command:
java -jar Tectonicus_v1.0.jar mode=gui
Usage ? command line
For advanced options, run Tectonicus with no arguments like so:
java -jar Tectonicus_v1.0.jar
It’ll then give you details of the available command line options you need to provide.
Usage ? config file
Instead of providing all the options on the command line, you can put them in a config file:
java -jar Tectonicus_v1.0.jar config=path/to/simpleConfig.xml