GatherMate2 is an addon to collect and track herbs, mines, fishing pools, gas clouds, archaelogy finds and treasures, and displays them on the world map and the mini map.

GatherMate will remember the location of every herb you pick or every ore you mine, so that you can easily find the positions of the herbs and mines again. Once you come into range of a recorded spot, GatherMate will show an icon representing the type of herb/ore/fish/etc. on your mini map, directly allowing you to decide if its worth checking out. Additionally, all spots are shown on the World Map, to ease navigation to certain types of nodes and making gathering more fun.

To give you a head start, GatherMate2 also offers a pre-filled data module, so you don't need to discover all herbs and mines yourself, but instead can just start gathering right away. Simply install GatherMate2_Data and hit a few buttons to import all the provided data, and you're good to go.


  • Tracking of all gathering professions and more!
    • Herbs
    • Mines
    • Gas Clouds
    • Archaeology Digs
    • Fishing Pools
    • Treasures
  • Display of all collected data on the World Map and the MiniMap
  • Support for Routes
  • Import data via GatherMate2_Data - Updated regularly from WoWHead
  • Share data in your guild with GatherMate_Sharing

Video about configuring this addon.


Using GatherMate2 is straight-forward.
After the installation, GatherMate2 is automatically active and collecting data.

You can configure which data should be shown on the World Map or MiniMap in the Configuration Dialog, which can be accessed either via the /gathermate slash command or be found in the Interface options in the WoW Menu.

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  • Avatar of Fred7 Fred7 Jan 03, 2011 at 20:04 UTC - 0 likes

    With the newest versions of gm2 and data, i am seeing some arch nodes in the feralas zone, on the continent level map. It looks like about 6 clumped together, the icons are smaller than the blizz icons indicating a dig. It is hard to tell where they are, but it might be in/around dire maul if you zoom into the zone.

    Update: With feralas having an active dig site: toggling "only with digsite" hides these. So i think the zone information for these nodes is messed up somehow.

    Last edited Jan 03, 2011 by Fred7
  • Avatar of Museraen Museraen Jan 03, 2011 at 19:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Okay, thanks for the info. I just cleaned up the dig sites on EK with the gnome, so even though it worked with one toon and not the other I'm going to run through the useless routine they put you through before looking into it. Disable all addons then try....delete wtf, cache...and so on. Thanks again for your time.

  • Avatar of kagaro kagaro Jan 03, 2011 at 18:34 UTC - 0 likes

    You know dig sites are per character and not per account so each character has a distinct set of sites at any given time. However that being said at any given time you should have 4 site per continent per charcter. So i dont know why a charcter with archaeology wouldnt see the dig sites on the continent map (Gathermate does NOT put those 4 continent level icons on the map those are provided by blizz gathermate only puts in zone level icons)

  • Avatar of Museraen Museraen Jan 03, 2011 at 18:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Got my two toons to 85 and their professions up to max so I kept archeology for last to enjoy it. Today just a few minutes ago I went to the continent map with my gnome and checked for dig sites on Eastern Kingdom and the four were there. However when I switched to my dwarf there were no dig sites on the eastern kingdom continent map. Both toons trained the same and the addons are set for both of them. Do you know why I'm not getting the dig sites with the dwarf?

    EDIT In case someone should have a similar situation, my problem was this. I have the addon Mapster with the world map and in the lower left hand coroner of the map is a small check box that says: show dig sites! I checked the box and all is well now.

    Last edited Jan 03, 2011 by Museraen
  • Avatar of Fred7 Fred7 Jan 03, 2011 at 07:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Iormus, check out some of the arch addons. Archeology helper uses gathermate nodes in hits hud, draws red/yellow/green cones after surveys.

  • Avatar of kagaro kagaro Dec 20, 2010 at 02:46 UTC - 0 likes

    no the red zone is where you would go survey for artifacts. till you actually dig out up it wont record the location you found it in.

  • Avatar of myrroddin myrroddin Dec 20, 2010 at 00:50 UTC - 0 likes

    enUS ... When I zone out to continent view, like Kalimdor, I see shovels, but when I click on a zone, like Northern Stranglethorn, I see the red area, but no shovels, so the artifacts could be anywhere within the red zone. Naturally, I am not getting missing translation errors LOL.

    Unless I am not understanding GM2's functionality, and the red zone IS GM2, and there is no icon indicating coordinates....

  • Avatar of kagaro kagaro Dec 19, 2010 at 22:22 UTC - 0 likes

    what locale are you in? the dig sites might be missing translations in that language

  • Avatar of myrroddin myrroddin Dec 19, 2010 at 22:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Then I must not have it set up properly, because I don't see the icon (shovel?) for successful digs on the world map or minimap. Wonder what I changed, because I don't think I changed anything in the config. Hmm...

  • Avatar of kagaro kagaro Dec 19, 2010 at 13:13 UTC - 0 likes

    it will add a mark if you find something manually. the dataset is just for convience its not reuiqred at all. GatherMate2 already supports gas clouds and archaeology dig sites. just go extract some motes or survey up some artifacts.

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