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Cartographer is a modular, lightweight, and efficient framework for manipulation of the world map. It is based on Ace2 and other libraries of the Ace community. It is currently in beta.

If you are writing an addon and you wish to interact with Cartographer, see Cartographer API Documentation and Cartographer Notes.

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Before making a feature request or a bug report, check out our frequently asked questions (FAQ), to do list and our wish list.

How to report a bug

Before reporting a bug, check bugtracker to see if the bug you were going to report has already been reported!

After verifying that your bug hasn't been reported (or resolved!), create a new ticket. When entering the ticket, the "short summary" must start with "Cartographer: ".

Please be sure to include the following information in the "full description" section of the ticket:

  • Cartographer version (ex: r16623 from
  • WoW version (ex: 2.0.0 enUS)
  • What you were doing when the bug occurred
  • What happened (ie. what the bug is)
  • Any error messages if applicable (Please use BugSack to get a full stack trace for the error message)
  • A screenshot if it is a graphical bug


allows viewing of battlegrounds outside of the zone.
adds coordinates to the bottom of the world map of the player and the cursor.
Shows unexplored areas on the map. replacement for MozzFullWorldMap or Unexplorer. Much more efficient, though.
Group Colors 
turns all your party's and your raid's POIs into circles colored based on class, and shows a number on them based on their raid group.
Guild Positions 
show all guild members that also have Cartographer.
Instance Maps 
shows maps of instances.
Instance Notes 
show boss notes and such inside instances.
Instance Notes Loot 
show loot of a boss when clicking on a boss (goes with Instance Notes)
Look 'n' Feel 
allows you to change the transparency, position, and scale of the world map.
lets you put notes on the map, similar to MapNotes.
store notes that city guards point you to.
automatically tracks herbs and minerals.
lets you designate a note as a waypoint, similar to MetaMap/MWP
Zone Info 
on hovering over a zone, it will show the levels of the zone, the instances in the zone, their levels, and the number of men the instance is made for (e.g. 5-man, 40-man).