Okay so this video is really cool but it's also a little underwhelming.
Allow me to explain.
The concept is pretty cool. This Minecraft creation was made for — and won — GovHack, an annual competition that provides hackers and smart people with large amounts of data and asks its competitors to create something awesome. The above video is one of those awesome things.
What is it exactly? Well, it's a topographically perfect representation of Canberra in Minecraft pulled together using data from GovHack itself and Geoscience Australia.
So yeah, pretty cool. Canberra in Minecraft, right? But then when you sort of see it in action and see that they've just used the info to create a map of land, water and few famous landmarks... it's kinda underwhelming. It's weird, but once you've seen what we've seen in Minecraft, the bar is pretty high.
I guess years of marvelling at Minecraft creations has given me unrealistic expectations. I half expected to see every goddamn building in the city represented.
Regardless, you can check out the map here. Ignore my ignorance — this is still pretty impressive.