Why do we keep mentioning Minecraft? What is it, and why is everyone—from kids to geo professionals—using it?
Though the game of Minecraft is a simple concept, it holds unparalleled abilities to generate public interest and get important data shared quickly and cheaply across the globe. If you’re not already leveraging the power of Minecraft for your data, this infographic will show you why it matters and how it can be done.
The bottom half has many clickable spots linking to articles, blogs, and other resources. If you’re on a mobile device or an older web browser, you can also view the list of links at the bottom of this post.
Happy gaming! Oops, I mean, working.
- Live on Mars
- Quantum Physics
- Recreate Historical Maps
- Toronto Elevation Model
- Geospatial Niagara
- Recreate Britain
- Recreate Northern Ireland
- Block by Block
- HoloLens window into the Minecraft world
- City Engine
- Open Data ebook
- LiDAR, Minecraft, and The Hunger Games
- Minecraft and Open Data in the Cloud
- How to Make Minecraft Worlds
- 3D Geological Models in Minecraft
- Free Minecraft Maze Generator
Stephanie WarnerStephanie is a marketing coordinator at Safe Software. With a background in film production, she specializes in producing Safe’s webinars, videos, and other creative content. Stephanie enjoys riding her horse, Flynn, and eating cookies.
The game Minecraft has more than 33 million users worldwide and is turning into an obsession. While parents continue to fuss about their kids being hooked on to this game, the wide area of benefits the game has should really put to bed any concerns. Since players are placed into randomly generated lands, with no supplies, objectives or rules, they have the freedom to craft whatever their mind can imagine from collecting essential materials from around the world. This can even develop geospatial abilities in young children and is now even being played by professionals for more effective understanding of city planning.