Monday, July 16, 2012

The Minecraft Map of Azeroth

The Crafting Azeroth project is a full-scale reproduction of the World of Warcraft environment inside Minecraft. So far the continents of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms have been completed.

The Minecraft Overviewer allows you to browse both Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms on a Google Map. The map includes a drop-down menu to add categorised markers to the map. The markers show the locations of 'towns', 'landmarks' and 'dungeons' on the Minecraft map.

The World of Mapcraft is a Google Map of the game world used in World of Warcraft. The map includes the new zones added as part of the Cataclysm expansion.

A lot of work has obviously gone into World of Mapcraft and it includes maps of not only Azeroth, Outland, Vash'jir and Deepholm but Battleground maps, Dungeon maps and Raid maps.

If you are interested in how this map was created there is a very detailed explanation here. You can also view the source code on Github.

Also See

MapWoW - The first World of Warcraft Google Map 
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