Denmark gets 'Minecraft'-ed

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Screenshot: "Minecraft" recreated in Denmark using government map data (All rights reserved - YouTube LLC)

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Two staffers from the Danish Geodata Agency have imported the entirety of their nation's landscape into block-shaped video game Minecraft and made it downloadable for free.

With each Minecraft cube measuring 1 meter along each edge, and Denmark's Geodatastyrelsen agency containing map data for the country's topographical profile, a detailed 1:1 scale model became a reality, reported Danish radio station DR Nyheder.

The agency has set up six online servers that will remain live until October 23 -- each pair of two is dedicated to hosting one third of the digital Danish landmass -- while an online app allows web surfers to explore a birds' eye view.

Another webpage contains download links for the 10x10km cartographical achievement, should Minecraft players want to explore on their own terms.

And as the map recreates both natural and man-made landmarks, leaving players free to colonize the online world with buildings of their own creation, DGA guidance reminds them to consider issues of online privacy before recreating every urban space with painstaking accuracy.

Denmark in Minecraft overhead map: gstcraft.dk/#mappage
Denmark in Minecraft download [Danish]: download.kortforsyningen.dk/content/danmarks-frie-geodata-i-minecraftverden
Server details [Danish]: gst.dk/emner/frie-data/minecraft/spil-her
Video: youtu.be/6rMebJWiNUQ


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