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The super duper bleeding edge of GIS – connecting Minecraft and OpenStreetMap

If you have kids (or even if you don’t) – you’ve probably heard of Minecraft – my kids are addicted to it (my 7-year old wants to go to ComiCon to meet his favorite Minecraft YouTuber).  What’s interesting about this block world is that it can be used for real world purposes – so this week’s hangout with James Fee is very interesting …

I can see how using Minecraft can allow planning departments to quickly build planning scenarios, and model the real world – it really is that powerful.

James Fee will be having a guest that will discuss connecting things together: http://spatiallyadjusted.com/2013/07/02/this-weeks-hangout-professional-minecraft-gis/

So we’re back at the Hangouts with a special one this week. Ulf Månsson, FME extraordinaire, is going to show us some of his Safe Software FME Minecraft and OpenStreetMap integration. We’ll have a live Minecraft server up and running for everyone to connect to and explore OpenStreetMap in Minecraft. To prepare for the hangout, download Minecraft to your computer, connect to our server and play around in an OSM Minecraft world. The connection details to the server will be published on Friday so check back on the block to see everything.

Because of the holiday, we’ll be at a weird time this week, Friday, July 5th at 5PM PDT. As always you can watch along on my blog and I’ll be sure to update this event with the details as we get closer. Go to the Google+ Event page to find out more.

If you don’t know about Minecraft – here’s the trailer:

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