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!

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