Denmark Made 1:1 Replica of Itself in Minecraft.

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  1. Tom Bombadildo
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    Yes, you read that right. The Danish Geodata Agency decided to create a 1:1 replica of the entirety of Denmark, buildings and street lamps included. The map is approximately 1TB (yes, 1 terabyte) in size and contains approximately 4,000 billion bricks. You can "download Denmark" if you have the space from their website, and...I dunno, be Danish I guess.

    Sauce

    EDIT: A quick edit, it appears the download site will let you choose a 10km square area in Denmark that you can download, so you don't need to grab the entire 1TB map, you can instead grab a city or some other area.
     
  2. shakirmoledina

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    what a show off and waste of resources.

    I would accept it if it were generated on the fly eg. map to minecraft but a direct download of 1TB is just... extravagant.

    Still nice work.
     
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    I've always thought of the scandinavian were smart, wise, bright people...... know I will always think of them as fucking losers...




    in all seriousness what a waste of the tax payers money.
     
  4. Ryupower

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    most likely is was made with extra tools like mcedit and other tools like worldedit
     
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    I think this is great! Really impressive and interesting
     
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    So that's where our taxes are going...
     
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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    How are your Australian tax dollars going to Denmark? :blink:
     
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    :unsure:
     
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    >4000 billion

    .... this hurt too much to read
     
  10. Taleweaver

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    So it's two guys using an already built elevation model to generate a world, then tweaking it so it includes the finer details in order to create the largest 3D map ever?

    That's actually very fucking nice. And to those complaining on Denmark's wasted tax money...just exactly how useful is your own work compared to that?


    Christ...I've visited museums/theme park about models of Antwerp or Europe (picture google mini Europe to see) that ALSO took a lot of time, effort and "wasted tax dollars euro's". This is project just DWARFS all that effort. And rather than praising it for being a prime example on how games actually benefit society, you criticize it because you fail to see the potential. :angry:
     
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    I find this really cool. If I had the space I'd download it haha
     
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    I'm impressed with the work, although from day 1 I have never seen the point of minecraft. :-P
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    i hope Denmark got lots of HDD factories, this would be such nice excuse idea for sell some +2TB hdds
     
  15. Veho

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    Now they need to take that map, and recreate it in LEGO ^_^
     
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    Whats with all the people hating on Denmark?
    Denmark and Sweden are quite big on arty things and when it comes to something new or untried they have a "sounds so crazy it could work! Lets do it!" attitude.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    who doesn't love denmark girls? >:C
     
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    I would download it if I had the space , my son would love this .
     
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    Now we only need Creepers as the citizens at 1:1 scale.
     
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    I mean, I'm not really doing much with my 2TB NAS, though I certainly wouldn't be generating a Dynmap render for Denmark... though... no, don't, don't let me do this... okay, who wants to do Denmark: SMP edition with me?
     
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