Coordinate Conundrum

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I am looking forward to playing with a few commands like /fill, /setblock etc but I can not see how to show the coordinates showing where I am in the world.  Any ideas please?



November 6, 2016 1:25 AM UTC


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Posted By Mark Grundel

November 6, 2016 7:32 AM

Lynne, Right now the only way to get coordinates is to use the map and hold it in your hands. There is no F3 command like in the Java. You can do this by: give @p emptymap. Once you use the map it will create a filled map. This is useful for seeing coordinates, which appear in the top left corner. However, you have a big map in your face. This was a challenge for me when I created my Geocaching lesson, which relies competely on coordinates. Another option is to use the ~, which is your exact X, Y, or Z coordinate. Then you can do the fill command with: ~ ~ ~ ~5 ~ ~10, which will fill 5 extra from your X and 10 from your Z, but notice the Y stays the same. Hope this helps, Mark

Posted By Dean Garza

September 20, 2018 1:23 PM

Very helpful info.

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Posted By Scott Jost

November 6, 2016 5:04 PM

In addition to using the blank map idea that Mark provided, you can also see coordinates on my Companion App map. This is a nice option because you can quick see coordinates without having to travel to each 'corner'.

Posted By Garrett Zimmer

November 7, 2016 11:28 AM

There is one other way that is not the most Ideal for many, but for speed and efficiency I find it to be the best. Use the /setworldspawn command and it will automatically output the coordinates in the Chat Window. I find this so much easy to use as I can auto-populate the command very quickly when building. Lynne I know you will agree with me. It's a similar efficiency trick we use in our MineGage building :D

Posted By Luca Paolini

October 7, 2017 7:08 PM

Hi there, I need to use F3 feature in Minecraft Education Edition. The feature is the coordinates facing North, West, Est, South and the coordinates facing Zenit... How can I see those parameter? Thank you...

Posted By MEE Community

October 9, 2017 7:17 PM

To use the coordinates in Minecraft: Education Edition, you need to make sure the world you are in has "cheats" enabled. It is located under game settings, cheats, and "show coordinates". Toggle it on, return to your world, and there you go.

As for actual compass direction, this is a great suggestion, but these are the current coordinates we have available. Sorry about that!

Posted By Marcel De Wet

November 21, 2017 7:38 PM

Hey, I am having trouble with using the border. I try to place it down but it does'nt want to be placed down! Any ideas on how i can fix this? Thx, Marcel

Posted By MEE Community

November 21, 2017 8:15 PM

Hi there,
One suggestion would be to see if you are in world builder mode. For reference about world builder and operator mode, see our Knowledge Base article here:

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Posted By Angie Whyte

January 24, 2018 12:45 AM

I wonder if there is someone i can asked questions about how to use command block

Posted By MEE Community

January 24, 2018 6:18 PM

Rather than reinvent the wheel, we like to point to for general help, but if there are specific questions, just let us know and we'll see what we can within our very knowledgeable community to help out.

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Posted By Omer SARPDAG

February 5, 2018 8:13 AM

@Marcel De Wet you need to have worldbuilder ability to use border block. You can get it using "/wb" command or "/ability "UserName" worldbuilder true" command.

Posted By Henry Grace

February 13, 2018 6:35 PM

do /gamerule showcoordinates true

Posted By Raihana Haque

February 21, 2018 12:37 AM

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