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Proceedings of the ICA
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Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 65, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-1-65-2018
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Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 65, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-1-65-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  16 May 2018

16 May 2018

Minecraft® on Demand – A new IGN service which combines game and 3D cartography

François Lecordix, David Fremont, Moez Jilani, Emmanuel Séguin, and Sofiane Kriat François Lecordix et al.
  • Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière, Saint-Mandé, France

Keywords: Minecraft, Game, Cartography, 3D

Abstract. The French national mapping agency, Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière (IGN), decided to develop a new web service, called Minecraft on Demand (www.ign.fr/Minecraft), designed to provide Minecraft maps from the geographic data that IGN produces. This free web service enables the user to select the center of the map and to get a Minecraft world of 5km long and 5km wide, at the scale 1:1. The player can easily input this map into Minecraft, the world’s most popular video game with 121 million copies sold. Launched in June 2016 in France, the service Minecraft® on Demand obtained a fair success (10,000 maps downloaded), more specifically among young people, since it may enable them to discover IGN data and geography.

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