Welcome to DayZDB!

by alayton at 1:45pm

Welcome to DayZDB! Three weeks ago, I released a map that I had tried very hard to make the best. The feedback since then has been overwhelmingly positive, and the map has been a huge success.

Since that first release, there have been a few changes made.

  • I added a first pass of vehicle and fuel pump data, and have gotten lots of feedback on both; more updates on that will be coming soon.
  • The map was updated to use the in-game coordinates, helping you to find where you are and communicate that to other people more effectively.
  • The sidebar was completely revamped to take up less space and look much cleaner. Additionally, a button to toggle the sidebar was added after several people requested that option.

What's new today

Today, the update dwarfs all of that. First off, DayZDB is starting to live up to its name. Right now, we have entries for every weapon currently in DayZ with some precise data for each of them. Want to see how much damage your gun does? How far away zombies can hear it? Which magazines it can use? That's all there.

Some of the database pages have more: articles with tips and more information about the weapons. Soon, every page will have an article, and we'll also have pages for other equipment and more assorted topics as well.

Every database page also lets you add your own comments and screenshots. So, if we're missing something, you can add it yourself for everyone else to see right away.

All you need is an account, and they're very easy to create. If you have a Wowhead or ZAM account, you can log in with that right away. Otherwise, you can create an account by either signing up with an email and password, or you can use your Google account and skip passwords entirely.

As part of adding the database, the whole site got a brand new design courtesy of Lilith over at Wowhead. She's also created a new set of icons for the map, making it all look much better.

Where we go from here

Now that we have both a fantastic map and a growing database, the obvious next step is to tie them together. I'll be adding ways to highlight various information on the map, as well as linking back to the database from the map, such as in the loot lists.

One of the most requested features has been the ability for you to make your own markers and share them with friends. That's going to be coming soon, too. I won't be forgetting that the map is what brought most of you here; there's still a long list of improvements I'll be making.

These first three weeks have been awesome, and I hope that you all enjoy this release as much as I've enjoyed working on it. There's a massive amount of potential to make a fantastic resource for the entire DayZ community here, and I invite you all to join in on making it better every day.


By Drjft on 2012/07/05 at 1:52pm

Can't wait to see the database evolve! :)

By Zee on 2012/07/05 at 2:22pm

I like the new design, I can't wait to see what you do from here. I have two suggestions:

1) Sometimes icons get hidden behind others. I'd like to see the icons "pop out" when mouse over them.

2) Add the in-game map as well, with a toggle to switch between the two. It's the only thing that keeps me visiting dayzmap.info

Keep up the awesome work!

By wish on 2012/07/05 at 2:45pm

Very nice site, keep up the good work :D

By 1N5ANITY on 2012/07/05 at 3:34pm

This is awesome. Keep the updates coming !

By STALKER on 2012/07/05 at 3:37pm

Love the new site.

By Chaos5061 on 2012/07/05 at 4:04pm

I love this site. Only thing I could ask for is them to add the crashed helicopter sites. For now they are static and always spawn in the same place.

By brjohnson2000 on 2012/07/05 at 4:05pm

Loving the map. My squad and I use it frequently!

By HavokStorm on 2012/07/05 at 4:29pm

It is indeed a fantastic map, useful and functional. I must voice that the new icons are less clear to see and more prone to overlapping other icons, BUT thanks for giving the "hide sidebar" button and giving hollow circle icons for very low yield spots (I think).

EDIT: The new new icons are great, enough said

Edited by HavokStorm on 2012/07/06
By Player2_DZ on 2012/07/05 at 4:43pm

So awesome...

By UppedAlarm7 on 2012/07/05 at 4:55pm

Maybe add a Section For Tools? and/or how to use them.

By Doomer on 2012/07/05 at 7:45pm

Awesome! A way of hiding the top bar would make this perfect. :)

By Methos on 2012/07/05 at 8:19pm

I love the new revamp on the site!

Looks freaking awesome so far. I love it. :3

By Zeichef on 2012/07/05 at 9:06pm

I absolutely LOVE this map, I use it all the time while playing. Now the only thing missing from the map are the possible Helicopter crash site locations :) Think you can do that?

By Arwald on 2012/07/05 at 10:09pm

Can you bring back the old icons ?

By asdafgggg on 2012/07/05 at 10:21pm

maybe add a legend to the side, what each of the symbols mean. and maybe add some info where the loot lies, if it is IN or OUT of a building. by different shapes maybe

that map is awesome, keep up the good work!


By Lemmi on 2012/07/05 at 10:45pm

Thank you so much for your work with the site, it's become my new starting page since I found it.

By 3nvy on 2012/07/06 at 1:12am

I absolutly love this map, I've been using it since I foud it out. Thks for the great job so far ;)

By Ziebster on 2012/07/06 at 1:33am

I love the new map! I use this all of the time, and it helps and has saved my butt countless times. I think you should put in if not a way to make the icons not stacked, then make it so you can prioritize certain icons on the map so they don't cover others (Right now on the map a small industrial plant is prioritized over a car spawn, and that's just dumb). Just an idea! Thanks!

By replikant on 2012/07/06 at 2:15am

Really nice site, looking forward to seeing the database connect to the map. BUT:

PLEASE bring back the old icons on the map in some form. They were so much easier to read. The white frames around the icons just add bulk and make the map very hard to read!

By Banbaiya on 2012/07/06 at 2:25am

i dont know english

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