Minecraft Antarctica

Minecraft map, 2015

Ever wanted to explore Antarctica from the comfort of your own computer? Ever felt that the real world is insufficiently cube-based? This is the answer.

This is a 1:1000 scale recreation of the entire Antarctic continent (and outlying islands) in Minecraft, based on the data from the Bedmap-2 project. The vertical scale has been exaggerated by a factor of 10.

The project got some nice press, including this piece in Wired UK.