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Great Britain has been Crafted

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  • 24-09-2013 8:20pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 12,992 ✭✭✭✭


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24177844
    "We think we may have created the largest Minecraft world ever built based on real-world data," said Graham Dunlop, OS Innovation Lab Manager.

    "The resulting map shows the massive potential not just for using Minecraft for computer technology and geography purposes in schools, but also the huge scope of applications for OS OpenData too."
    (OS = Ordnance Survey)

    22 billion blocks ... this needs a big server. :eek:

    From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch’.

    — Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut



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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,526 ✭✭✭✭Darkglasses


    A crap stonehenge ruins it :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,992 ✭✭✭✭bnt


    A crap stonehenge ruins it :pac:
    According to the caption, someone added that - it's not actualy part of the map. You could make your own better version if you wanted.

    The OS has their own web page about the map, here. It's a 345MB download that expands to 3.6GB on disk.

    It is just GB on the map - no Ireland, not even the North. I'm tempted to get it, just for the sake of wandering around the landscape.

    RS1386_minecraft-map-of-great-britain.jpg

    From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch’.

    — Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut



  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,912 Mod ✭✭✭✭Ponster


    Pretty fun but only if you're familiar with certain areas.

    Most is flat of course but some nice peaks at Snowdonia /tp 5474 100 21268


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,498 ✭✭✭BrokenArrows


    Ponster wrote: »
    Pretty fun but only if you're familiar with certain areas.

    Most is flat of course but some nice peaks at Snowdonia /tp 5474 100 21268

    I wonder I'd I could build my house in London in its exact location. Lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 761 ✭✭✭youreadthat


    It would be better if it was like half scale or something, instead of just like a large map.


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