Denmark Recreates Their Entire Country In The World of Minecraft
First of all, the Geodatastyrelsen had enough data to be able to recreate the country in Minecraft blocks, which is something remarkable in and of itself, but the world is available to schoolchildren and anyone else with access to the server and a license, although they removed the ability to dynamite things, which is probably just as well. The download is reportedly 1TB.
You don’t have to think very hard to imagine the opportunities for education of the young and old here. It gives students a way to gain spatial understanding such as the measurement of distance, volume, circumference, and more. There’s a strong geographical element as well, and kids can scope out places virtually and then explore close locales in person.
And so on. Sign me up.