LEGACY: URBAN

It is helpful to find cities, but some people prefer just the pure landscape. Thats why the urban layers is only available in the “FULL FEATURES VERSION” of the map. The Urban Layer is simply cobblestone instead of gras / sand.

LEGACY: BORDERS

All country borders (only on land) are displayed as 2 cobblestone blocks and 1 metal bar above the cobblestone. The image was extracted from OSM data and the borders are only available in the “FULL FEATURES VERSION” of the map.

LEGACY: RIVERS

The reference image I used to create the rivers can be found here (external link). I had to resize the image from 16200×8100 pixels and then applied a posterize effect afterwards, because layer images need to be only black or white. In the first releases I applied the layer for rivers directly, which led to …

LEGACY: SCRIPT

First of all, I created the map using the heightmap (with an 16bit image, so 0-65535, to avoid rounding errors) All additional layers and the terrain were imported, too. Apply a lot of layer, e.g. the Border Layer (first apply it to the whole map and then remove it on water) Last but not least, …

LEGACY: BIOMES

For the biome distribution I used the Köppen-Geiger climate classification. You can find a 1km resolution image here (external link). I only had to map the different colors to the specific biomes in the script. More on the Script part. List of the Minecraft biome mapping: Af – jungle Am – bamboo_jungle Aw jungle_edge BWh – desert BWk …

HEIGHTMAP

For the heigtmap I combined two images from the NASA Blue Marble collection, the topography and the bathymetry. You can find the images here (external link). I changed the images a little bit to fit better. For example, on the 1:1000 scale, the lowest point is 9, the highest point is 254. On the 1:4000 scale, …

Chuncky Render of the 1:1000 Earth Map

WELCOME

There are a lot of creations of the entire planet earth available for Minecraft. Or at least there are a lot of (more or less good) attempts. The bad thing in my opinion is: most maps are completly outdated and/or aim to be as realistic as possible, but lack of playability. The focus of this …