Minecraft's Coordinate System

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Minecraft's Coordinate System

Post by acsempronio on 5/5/2011, 2:04 pm

I've noticed that when I reference coordinates people either get lost or suddenly don't care any more; Math isn't scary people.

For those who are uninformed the coordinate system works as follows (note that it is counter-intuitive to classic Cartesian coordinate systems.)

X-axis: This axis defines the South-North axis where negative values denote northward travel and positive values denote southward travel.

Z axis: This axis defines the East-West axis wherein negative values denote western travel and positive values denote Eastern travel.

Y axis: this axis denotes altitude, and is unimportant for map locations.

As of this posting, the Oasis is 9,000,000 square meters (3,000 meters, 3 Km squared) so the borders are each 1,500 meters from spawn in all directions with about a 5 meter internal buffer before the actual border.

So if coords are given or asked for, use them! Not everyone can TP (yet.)

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Re: Minecraft's Coordinate System

Post by dtfgator on 5/5/2011, 3:43 pm

Thank you for posting this, it should help anyone who might be confused about the coordinate system.

It also might be helpful to add that in order to view your coordinates (among other things) you must press F3 on your keyboard. Hopefully most people already know this.

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Interesting

Post by ChaosTheoryJRH on 5/6/2011, 12:41 am

This is definitely an interesting concept. Can't wait to see it's completion. On a similar note, have you heard about the maps notch is considering adding?

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Re: Minecraft's Coordinate System

Post by znhunter on 5/6/2011, 1:14 am

It's not a concept! It's been in the game since 1.3! Just sayin'!

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Re: Minecraft's Coordinate System

Post by acsempronio on 5/6/2011, 10:49 am

Correction: Positive values are for WESTERN travel...

Because the game favors South-West orientation, North-East are negative values.

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Re: Minecraft's Coordinate System

Post by Nova042 on 5/6/2011, 2:06 pm

Just a note on this: Spawn is 0, 77, 0 on the map (77 again being your altitude), so if you ever want to find your distance from there, its quite easy.

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True

Post by ChaosTheoryJRH on 5/6/2011, 10:27 pm

znhunter wrote:It's not a concept! It's been in the game since 1.3! Just sayin'!

yeah that's true. I was saying concept for lack of a better word.

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