So I’m hosting a Minecraft server with all of Denmark in 1:1 scale (accessible on denmark.simpvp.net.) I’ve also put dynmap on the server, for a nice overview of the entire country. The settings are set to vlowres, flat map only. I added dynmap to the server on May 20th, starting the render of the whole world at 12:29 local time. The rendering finished on June 4th 06:12, meaning it took 14 days, 17 hours and 43 minutes to render. All in all dynmap currently takes up 81.2GB of space.

The problem now is that I originally just set the zoom level randomly to 4, given that I had no idea how much you would be able to see with any particular zoom level. Now that it’s finished, it’s clear that this is far too zoomed in, I really wanted the entire country to be visible when zoomed completely out. I did a little bit of math, and figured out that zoom level 8 should definitely show the entire country, and 7 possibly show enough. But the problem there is that it’s not possible to have it render higher zoom levels without redoing the entire render, so I’m going to just set it to 8, and then start the entire render all over again. I’ve also managed to disable the surface map and the caves map since it finished, so we’ll see if that makes any difference for the second render.

Update: Second complete render finished in 14 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes. It is accessible on simpvp.net/denmark