223,000 square kilometres of blockiness, approximately 215 times the map size of Just Cause 2, or 1000 Azeroths from WoW. That's not exactly small, yet Joseph Braybrook, using Ordnance Survey terrain data, was able to make a geographically accurate, 1:1 Minecraft map of Great Britain in just two weeks.
Here's how London and different parts of the island look:
One of OS' lab managers further explained Braybrook's project to the BBC:
"We think we may have created the largest Minecraft world ever built based on real-world data. 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."
That's quite impressive! If you have 5GB of space to spare, you can download the map here, fill Wales up with dragons, Scotland with castles and launch a server.
Minecraft game adds Ordnance Survey GB terrain data [via BBC Technology] OS Map of GB screenshots [persicoana, imgur]