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McNum
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(04-24-2014, 06:50 PM)
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The Danish Geodata Agency has mapped out all of Denmark for Minecraft and released it to the public. Yes, all of it. In a 1:1 scale.

I haven't been able to find any articles in English about it, but for those who can read Danish, here's one and another. You'll need to be able to speak Danish to join the server, and TNT blocks have been disabled. The individual map segments are available from here, but I think you need to be a Danish citizen to access the files.

Still, this is both awesome and silly. But I can see this being somewhat useful for getting kids/young teens to be interested in geography, so it may have some educational purpose.

So, yeah. This actually happened.
Sendou
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(04-24-2014, 06:52 PM)
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Danish tax money well used.

Honestly though this is pretty darn cool.
SalsaShark
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(04-24-2014, 06:52 PM)
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you'd think they'd have more important stuff to do

I know they didn't make it
SolsticeZero
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(04-24-2014, 06:52 PM)
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That's pretty damn cool
Macka
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(04-24-2014, 06:53 PM)
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The rest of the world needs to follow Denmark's glorious lead.
Zeouterlimits
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(04-24-2014, 06:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by McNum

... TNT blocks have been disabled.

Of course they have.

That's great.
DECK'ARD
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(04-24-2014, 06:54 PM)
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Denmark bringing the Lego
GulAtiCa
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(04-24-2014, 06:55 PM)
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That's impressive. How long would that have taken?
benny_a
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(04-24-2014, 06:55 PM)
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I'm checking out my old neighborhood where I used to live. Cool shit.
McNum
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(04-24-2014, 06:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by SalsaShark

you'd think they'd have more important stuff to do

I know they didn't make it

From what I understand of it, they did actually make it. Just not by hand. But when you have the geographical and topological data for an entire country and find out that, yes, it CAN be converted to something Minecraft can import... then why not go for it?
MicH
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(04-24-2014, 06:56 PM)
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This is pretty cool (as a Dane). Only two people worked on this? Woah, it is so detailed!
arhra
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(04-24-2014, 07:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Macka

The rest of the world needs to follow Denmark's glorious lead.

The Ordnance Survey released a version of Great Britain last September. That was 1:50 scale rather than 1:1, though, as it used their publicly-available dataset, which only has elevation data at 50m resolution.
Last edited by arhra; 04-24-2014 at 07:02 PM.
Legendarybeepa
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(04-24-2014, 07:01 PM)
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That is fantastic. I demand the UK government get cracking on their own version!
IISANDERII
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(04-24-2014, 07:02 PM)
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Sucks without the hot Dane women. Future update perhaps?
Majine
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(04-24-2014, 07:05 PM)
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You can't tell the difference. That's how Denmark looks in real life.

For the audio just shove a potato in your mouth and speak.
KHlover
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(04-24-2014, 07:05 PM)
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Your tax dollars at work :P
UtterlyPerplexed
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(04-24-2014, 07:07 PM)
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Your turn, Russia.
adamantypants
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(04-24-2014, 07:08 PM)
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Holy shit
Puntervold
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(04-24-2014, 07:09 PM)
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I've never really played Minecraft (only watched others play it), but as a Dane, this makes me want to try it out.

It's pretty crazy how this game has evolved since the early stages.
JayEH
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(04-24-2014, 07:11 PM)
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From the cradle to the grave. Oh wait, wrong country.
Odrion
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(04-24-2014, 07:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by IISANDERII

Sucks without the hot Dane women. Future update perhaps?

There is a maid mod.

...And a monster dating mod.
Juicy Bob
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(04-24-2014, 07:14 PM)
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HOW
Majine
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(04-24-2014, 07:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Juicy Bob

HOW

Well, in the "recreating a country-game", Denmark would be the tutorial stage. Very flat, very small.
valkillmore
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(04-24-2014, 07:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by KHlover

Your tax dollars at work :P

Lol how do we know they didn't get two 10 year olds to do it for free (and a great entry on their future resume.)

If I'm ignorant of the facts, point it out angrily lol
Kiriku
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(04-24-2014, 07:15 PM)
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Weird that Sweden didn't do it first, with it being a Swedish game and all. In any case, very impressive!
RoKKeR
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(04-24-2014, 07:16 PM)
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Why exactly is the government doing this?

Either way, pretty crazy.
BosSin
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(04-24-2014, 07:17 PM)
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Meh, seems pretty crappy to me
valkillmore
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(04-24-2014, 07:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kiriku

Weird that Sweden didn't do it first, with it being a Swedish game and all. In any case, very impressive!

Had the same thought. Perhaps they will now!
Hypoallergenic Chie
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(04-24-2014, 07:18 PM)
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1:1, so like, you can go up to peoples homes? If so, this may be the most impressive thing anyone has ever done in a video game.
McNum
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(04-24-2014, 07:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Juicy Bob

HOW

1. Be the National Geodata Agency
2. Have all the geographical data of Denmark
3. Convert into Minecraft world
4. Add details

Step 1 and 2 are the really important ones.

Originally Posted by RoKKeR

Why exactly is the government doing this?

Either way, pretty crazy.

Education, it seems. Allowing children who couldn't give a crap about geography to explore it in a way that they're both familiar with and enjoy doing for fun anyway.

If that actually pays off, it's money well spent.

Originally Posted by Hypoallergenic Chie

1:1, so like, you can go up to peoples homes? If so, this may be the most impressive thing anyone has ever done in a video game.

Yes, with a but. You own home might not be built unless is a well known building. But, well, it's Minecraft... So it's not like "My house is missing!" is a problem that can't be solved.
Kimppis
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(04-24-2014, 07:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by UtterlyPerplexed

Your turn, Russia.

Crimea DLC is now available! Seriously though, my stance on the issue is neutral. Not to mention that over 50% of the population there are Russian speaking and the area is now de facto part of Russia anyway, no matter what anything thinks about it. But enough of that.

These kind of news make make Minecraft look more and more interesting. Maybe I'll give it a go once the Vita version comes out.
Juicy Bob
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(04-24-2014, 07:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by McNum

1. Be the National Geodata Agency
2. Have all the geographical data of Denmark
3. Convert into Minecraft world
4. Add details

Step 1 and 2 are the really important ones.

So they used a program to 'translate' geographical data into Minecraft data, or something? That would make sense.
nampad
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(04-24-2014, 07:35 PM)
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Cool but it sucks that they don't have a server for non Danish speakers and you have to be Danish to download the levels.
McNum
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(04-24-2014, 07:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Juicy Bob

So they used a program to 'translate' geographical data into Minecraft data, or something? That would make sense.

Pretty much.

Since Minecraft blocks apparently are one square meter, it becomes fairly trivial to map out a real world map on it once you get a conversion tool running, I'd imagine. Then you need to detail it so it looks right. Like that "Møns Klint" area in the video is known for having bright sand on the side of the drop, so they'd have to go make sure it has that, same with the road and street layouts in cities and so on.
Kiru
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(04-24-2014, 07:37 PM)
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Imagine all other countries following suit. The whole world realized in Minecraft, in 1:1 scale.
Randdalf
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(04-24-2014, 07:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kiru

Imagine all other countries following suit. The whole world realized in Minecraft, in 1:1 scale.

Any such interpretations would be limited in wonder by Minecraft's draw distance, sadly.
Omega Rex
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(04-24-2014, 07:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by McNum

Still, this is both awesome and silly. But I can see this being somewhat useful for getting kids/young teens to be interested in geography, so it may have some educational purpose.

My first thought as well.

Kids love video games. Kids love Minecraft. Why not try to combine that for educational purposes?

Back in my day we had stupid shit like Leap Frog.
Snytbaggen
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(04-24-2014, 08:32 PM)
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The players have already made some great improvements



Baron Von Beans
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(04-24-2014, 08:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kiru

Imagine all other countries following suit. The whole world realized in Minecraft, in 1:1 scale.

I've never played MC, aside from the less than stellar iOS demo. I planned on picking it up for the Vita and PS4 when they drop. But if they did this...recreate the world....man oh man I'd lose a ton of time just exploring everything, everywhere.
Forsete
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(04-24-2014, 08:37 PM)
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Haha, Snytbaggen.. Nice! :D
McNum
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(04-24-2014, 08:45 PM)
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I'll admit the giant moose is a nice touch.

And who says you need TNT blocks to cause havoc in Minecraft?
sflufan
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(04-24-2014, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by UtterlyPerplexed

Your turn, Russia.

I'm just going to wait for the Crimea/Eastern Ukraine expansion pack.
Kosma
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(04-24-2014, 08:57 PM)
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Give me back my tax money.

Tusind tak
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(04-24-2014, 08:57 PM)
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Let's see what Legoland looks like then.

Originally Posted by Snytbaggen

The players have already made some great improvements

http://i.imgur.com/qzrvqK6.png

http://i.imgur.com/ATeUZP5.png

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBcJZ3-cJKc
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jim-jam bongs
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(05-01-2014, 08:52 PM)
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Denmark got liberated: http://www.pcgamesn.com/minecraft/br...-entire-nation



Well that didn’t take very long. The above image is the aftermath of an American invasion of Denmark. In Minecraft. Last week, the Danish GeoData Agency created a 1:1 replica of Denmark in Minecraft. The goal was to show what can be done with free geographical data, in the hopes of educating children.

It only took a few days for players to level most of the country and build on top of the rubble. American tanks were also spotted in Copenhagen. Evidence of the unwarranted attack was captured by Redditor RandomDKguy.

Crayons
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(05-03-2014, 07:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by jim-jam bongs

Denmark got liberated: http://www.pcgamesn.com/minecraft/br...-entire-nation

USA USA USA

Riki
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(05-03-2014, 07:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by jim-jam bongs

Denmark got liberated: http://www.pcgamesn.com/minecraft/br...-entire-nation

*hums The Star Spangled Banner*
Hermii
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(05-03-2014, 07:15 PM)
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I can certainly think of worse government programs than this.
shaowebb
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(05-10-2014, 03:35 PM)
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This needs a thread title change after this madness. Build an entire country in minecraft then suddenly folks blow it up and plant american flags...sigh
Bedameister
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(05-10-2014, 03:37 PM)
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This is awesome. But they can do it since Denmark is not really that big.

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