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April 28, 2014 AT 7:30 am

The entire country of Denmark has been recreated in Minecraft

Via Polygon.

Denmark has been totally recreated in sandbox game Minecraft, making it the first country able to be explored in the game “in the ratio 1:1,” the Danish Broadcasting Corporation reports.

The map is the work of Simon Kokkendorf and Thorbjørn Nielsen of Geodatastyrelsen, the Danish Geodata Agency, who reportedly pulled public data about roads, buildings, elevation models and more. Dynamite has been disabled on the map to prevent serious modifications.

“This means that all of Denmark is now a virtual world in the ratio 1:1 inside the Minecraft,” the mod’s description (translated with Google) reads, “thus you can freely move around in Denmark, find your own residential area, to build and tear down as you can in whichever any other Minecraft world.”

You can view the Minecraft version of Denmark in the video above. According to the Danish Geodata Agency’s FAQ for the map, the organization hopes to bring spatial data to as many places as possible to pique “children and teachers’ interest in spatial data.” The server hosting the full map is temporary, though “chunks” will be available at a later date. Data used to create the map is available through the organization’s website.

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