You can already explore the world in 3D with Google Earth, but what if you could have the same experience with Minecraft instead? It’s not uncommon for avid Minecraft players to recreate iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, or much of the globe. For example, use this fully renewable map of Europe. Now, the new mod takes things to a completely different level by converting Google Earth to Minecraft.
Redditor KevinJNguy01 has created a unique way to use Google Earth data to save you the hassle of recreating iconic locations in a building game. You can access your Google Earth data using a program called RenderDoc. The model is organized in Blender and then exported to an object file. From this point on, KevinJNguy01 uses his program to “convert the object file into a datapack function and map all the textures”. Then “find the Minecraft block with the closest color”.
The quality of the final result depends on the amount of work Google spends on Google Earth recreation. Targeting locations such as New York, Tokyo, and London has proven successful for modders, as these areas are so detailed in Google Earth.
This method is significantly faster than manually creating the desired location, but it can only be used by Kevin JNguy01. He created an application specifically for this purpose, but publishing the data violates Google’s Terms of Service and cannot be made available to others.
Converted Google Earth from Minecraft to Minecraft
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