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London from above in GB Minecraft 2.0. Source: Ordnance Survey.London from above in GB Minecraft 2.0. Source: Ordnance Survey.

Improved and More Realistic Minecraft Map of Great Britain

Last year, UK Ordnance Survey (OS) intern Joseph Braybrook created a geographically accurate map of Great Britain for the virtual reality game Minecraft.  That map was created using 22 billion blocks.  Now a full-time employee with the OS, Jopseph has built an improved map built using 83 billion blocks. From the […]

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Map of Great Britain Created for Minecraft by the Ordnance Survey

Map of Great Britain Created for Minecraft by the Ordnance Survey

Minecraft, the immensely popular 3D game allows users to build and destroy construction blocks to create a virtual environment.  The staff at Britain’s Ordnance Survey have created a map of the United Kingdom for use in Minecraft.  Called Minecraft GB, the file consists of 22 billion blocks.  The map covers 220,000 square […]