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I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore as the Minecraft builder replicates the American city at 1:1 scale using the software they developed

I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore as the Minecraft builder replicates the American city at 1:1 scale using the software they developed

We’ve covered some exceptional Minecraft builds here at Readwrite Gaming lately, the most recent of which is the stunning recreation of Chernobyl – a Minecraft build that made me rewatch the HBO series.

Now slightly less disastrous (no jokes from me) a 1:1 recreation of the city of Kansas, entirely in Minecraft.

I mean, where do you even start with this one? Minecrafter AtmosphericBeats has done things differently than the traditional builder, as they’ve used software they created over the past four months that pulls data from OpenStreetMap and the USGS to complete Kansas in just 36 hours.

Should I be the first to point out that, while technically impressive, it took the game away from the proceedings somewhat?

AtmosphericBeats said in a post on Reddit: “This work is a 1:1 scale representation of the city of Kansas City with buildings, roads, trees and vegetation derived from OpenStreetMap.

Biomes are positioned consistently, using high-resolution land cover data

I create those maps using software I’ve developed over the past four months that uses the data from various sources, including OpenStreetMap and USGS, to create a Minecraft world with buildings, roads, and natural features based on the data to to preserve it as best as possible. it can be realistic.”

The detail here is insane because if a tree is on OpenStreetMap, it will be pulled into this Minecraft version. The ability to create many places on Earth that you will probably never visit could mean we see a lot more from AtmosphericBeats and its mapping software. Minecraft is a great educational tool, and if this can be done reliably.

There’s already a Minecraft project called Build the Earth, which has taken on the small task of replicating the Earth at a 1:1 scale, something this little brain can’t even calculate.