Great Britain In Minecraft Is One Of Gaming's Largest Worlds

Great Britain In Minecraft Is One Of Gaming's Largest Worlds

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:

Great Britain In Minecraft Is One Of Gaming's Largest Worlds
Great Britain In Minecraft Is One Of Gaming's Largest Worlds

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]


Comments

    Hope they remembered to make Peterborough a shithole. And for it to be raining in Manchester. And don't go near Liverpool because you'll get mugged

      you do realise that Liverpool is one of the safest cities to live in within the UK and you are just regurgitating vile rumours from the Sun news paper which they have since been forced to apologies over and admit that they were lying?

    I think you forgot to mention that Daggerfall is still larger than this map. But its still fricken massive.

      Even Bethesda has quoted Daggerfall's size with different figures over the years, and I think their '487000 square km' is bullshit. But even if it wasn't, it's all procedurally generated anyway. If we're counting procedural maps, Minecraft's maximum map size is about 7 times the surface of the earth, so I think that has it beat =)

    While pretty cool, I've always found creations like this not as impressive as others simply because this was obviously created without actually playing the game at all. More and more people are using 3D programs to "auto build" stuff for minecraft, and it's a shame. I'll always find that town or building made in game by hand, far more interesting :)

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