Randomly generated maps are the name of the game in Minecraft. Unless players are getting their maps through various download sources, they are making their own maps, with or without accompanying seeds. That’s why it’s so cool when something like The Recreation of the Earth map comes along. This particular map is what it sounds like – a 1:1500 scale model of a world map, complete with all 7 continents and many of the small islands and other land masses which dot the oceans between those continents. It’s a massive amount of terraforming all right, but it doesn’t need a lot of space.
The Recreation of the Earth Map doesn’t need any flashy resource packs or mods to make it work right, either; simply downloading and installing the map in Minecraft’s Saves folder will make it available for play. Players can cross from North America to South America by land, or boat across the Pacific, Indian, or Atlantic Oceans in a fair amount of time. Those who would build in Minecraft where they happen to live in the real world may rejoice – there’s a converter that actually turns GPS coordinates into the appropriate place in The Recreation of the Earth Map! Being one of the largest custom maps in Minecraft means The Recreation of the Earth map is about as complete a scale of the real world as players are likely to see in a video game.