Ireland mapped in Minecraft & to be showcased at Minvention, Dublin

Using Ordnance Survey Ireland Data in Minecraft!

Ordnance Survey Ireland has developed the ability to deliver their OSi Data in a format, which can be read into Minecraft. Minecraft is defined as a virtual world built out of blocks that can be styled to mimic real world materials. Minecraft enables players to be creative and build constructions with textured cubes in a 3D generated world. We have used SAFE Software’s FME to transform our object orientated OSi Data into the Mojang developed format helping us create the first map of Ireland that includes cities and mountains! We have worked with the CoderDojo community to create this map for everyone to use. Get it here.

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Play the maps at Minevention, RDS Dublin!

The OSi team and the CoderDojo Foundation will be at Minevention in the RDS on the  18th and 19th of Feb showcasing the maps for you to interact with! Minevention is the unofficial Minecraft conference where you will see all things Minecraft! YouTubers confirmed for Minevention so far: BigBStatz, CaffCast, ChooChoosGaming, FalseSymmetry, InTheLittlewood, NettyPlays, SnakeDoctor, SolidarityGaming, Sqaishey, Tomohawk, TycerX

The lovely folks over at Minevention are offering CoderDojo community members 10% off their tickets, if you would like to avail of this fill out the details in this form. This application will applicable while tickets last and will close on the 31st of Jan 2017 at 23:59 (GMT).

They have also offered 5 free pairs of tickets (1 youth 1 adult) to the community. We are hosting a competition for these you can apply here. The deadline for application is the 22nd of Jan 2017 at 23:59 (GMT).

Please note: you will have to apply for both the above separately. Applying does not guarantee you will be chosen. Applications for CoderDojo Community members only.

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