Civic Data Alliance

Minecraft Louisville

We are working with the city of Louisville and local developers to recreate all of Louisville in Minecraft at 1:1!

Work started on the project during our National Day of Civic Hacking event.

Since then we are working out the logistics and technical details of how to take raw GIS data and automatically create a Minecraft world with it. Get started yourself and check out our resources and progress.


One of our volunteers Dannie Gregoire is building a custom GIS->DB->Minecraft system called Slarty. Read more at Minecraft Louisville.

Some technical details include:

  • 2 billion surface blocks
  • 500 billion cubic blocks
  • 800GB of RAM to load it all at once

More details on our forum

This project is maintained by civicdata with image compression using guetzli