Minecraft Taken To The Next Level: Entire Country Of Denmark Recreated For 1 TB Download

The best part, the file is up for free, if your setup is up to it.

by on 25th Apr, 2014

Denmark’s Ministry of Environment just took the craft of Minecraft to the next level. They have recreated the entire country of Denmark, using their actual geodata, into a gigantic 1 TB file!

As you can guess, they astoundingly made this to scale, or at least as close to it as you are going to get in Minecraft. The host page indicates that this project was intended to demonstrate the possible uses of geographic data. As a result, they recreated finite details such as elevation, roads, and building locations in the characteristic Minecraft blocks.

But that’s not all. They also created a coordinate system so Danes can actually trace their location in this Minecraft map, as if they were using a road map.

The project is intended as a public service, but the ministry was not quite up to the task of hosting the map themselves. Therefore, they offer it as a free 1 TB download to whomever has the resources to use it. So, schools can use it, to help children learn about their country, and maybe even mess around with the map with their own changes to city infrastructure.

They placed artificial limits on the map as well, so no, you will not be able to use dynamite, although I’m sure you can destroy structures to rebuild on them in other ways. You can learn more about the project here. Make sure to use a service like Google Translate or Babelfish to translate the page if you don’t understand Danish. I can assure you you will understand 90 % of the page. Check out a demonstration video of it below.

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