You know how you can cut things into cross sections to look at them, bit by bit, rather than trying to understand the whole thing at once? The Z Project map is kind of like that because it takes a section of a city and plasters it onto its own oceanic disc out in the middle of nowhere. What players get is a massive rectangle including a nuclear power plant, some construction sites, residential areas and more, just like a real city. However, it’s missing the diversity and neighborhood size you would expect from a place with its own power plant. Don’t worry, you won’t have to deal with any fallout or anything here.
Despite the fact your environment is somewhat limited thanks to the fact you can only explore so much before drifting off into an endless ocean, that’s really not very different from the way maps normally work on Minecraft. They don’t like to broadcast it, but worlds have a definite size, something like 12,000 blocks by 12,000 blocks. The Z Project map isn’t nearly that big, but it does offer you a lot more than any randomly generated new world could ever hope to offer. This one is an excellent choice for people who love exploring.
Download Links for Z Project Map
for Minecraft 1.8.X
Credit: ThaekCorp – Original Thread on Planet Minecraft