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Better Compass - Display coordinates and cardinal direction

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Better Compass V.2.0.2
Display coordinates and cardinal direction!

Display coordinates and cardinal direction by holding a compass.

From MC 1.20 to Latest Version (See the Download section for Snapshots or older versions)


What does the data pack brings?

  • Holding a Compass in the off hand or main hand will display your current coordinates and cardinal facing direction in the action bar.
  • Adds a command that allows you to quickly share your current location with your friends on your server.

How to use

Simply holding a regular Compass in the off hand or main hand will show the current set of coordinates and the facing cardinal direction in the player's action bar. This is a light alternative to the F3 info that covers almost all of the screen.

Any player, no matter it is an operator or not, can use this command to share their coordinates and the current dimension it is in chat.
Note that this will show the coordinates to everyone, meaning you can't share private message with this command.

/trigger my.pos 1

How to install & update?

Please refer to the Planet Minecraft tutorial to know how to install a data pack
: How to Install Minecraft Data Packs.

How to uninstall?

You can use this command before removing the datapack from your datapacks folder:

/function pk_better_compass:cmd/uninstall
The uninstall process will:
  • Remove all scores and storage relative to the Better Compass data pack.
  • Remove common scores and storage relative to all KawaMood data packs, if the uninstall process detects that you don't have any KawaMood data pack installed anymore.
When it's done, you can safely remove the data pack from your world's datapack folder.

Download (for other versions)

For MC 1.20+: Download
For MC 1.19 to 1.19.4
: Download

Report an issue

Better Compass - Display coordinates and cardinal direction Minecraft Data Pack Preferably join our Discord Server and create a thread in the dedicated channel for data pack issues.
Otherwise, you can do it directly in the comments section.


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CompatibilityMinecraft 1.19
toMinecraft 1.20

4 Update Logs

V.2.0.2 - 26 June 2023 : by KawaMood 06/26/2023 12:08:27 pmJun 26th, 2023


  • Fixed a potential issue in storage used to display the title's data in the action bar, that could have been deleted by other data KawaMood data pack

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04/10/2024 4:26 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Explorer
MechaKillerRichMC's Avatar
it's compatible with 1.20.4?
02/16/2024 12:29 pm
He/Him • Level 82 : Elite Pixel Painter Demolitionist
Stridey's Avatar
Awesome data pack! Would love if there were a config option to enable coordinates when just having the compass in your inventory rather than holding :)
11/22/2023 9:10 am
Level 28 : Expert Birb
ArthurTheEagle's Avatar
Hello, first of all thank you for this awesome datapack !
I wanted to know if this datapack is compatile with multiplayer ?
11/22/2023 12:24 pm
Level 74 : Legendary Programmer
KawaMood's Avatar
Hi! Yes of course, all my data packs are designed to work on servers.
09/26/2023 4:01 am
Level 11 : Journeyman Artist
ThisGreenDingo's Avatar
Perhaps functionality with the recovery compass is possible? Maybe it could additionally display the coords of the player's last death!
06/26/2023 11:22 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Princess
Kate1902019's Avatar
Can you make a datapack that shows our world seeds?
06/27/2023 8:34 am
Level 74 : Legendary Programmer
KawaMood's Avatar
Hi! There is already a native command that allows you to see it (/seed)
05/30/2023 11:58 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Caveman
Spokendog's Avatar
Someone finally did it. TRUE NORTH AT LAST!
09/27/2022 11:52 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
Jasdan's Avatar
Can you make the information be displayed somewhere else than the Action Bar?

I have a Plugin that already uses it.
09/28/2022 6:28 pm
Level 74 : Legendary Programmer
KawaMood's Avatar
Hi, sadly no.
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