It depicts an extensively modified and developed landscape with several extensive areas of artificial ground including the building of the Lakeside shopping complex within an old chalk quarry.
The West Thurrock model covers about 10 km2 along the eastern flank of the M25 motorway on the north bank of the River Thames.
When you first land in the world there will be signposts with information to get you started.
Once you've got your bearings you can fly around the 3D model by double-tapping then holding the space bar, which will cause you to fly up into the air.
The geological units for each model have been grouped together in order to accommodate the limited Minecraft glass block palette of 16 colours. Where possible we have tried to emulate the BGS geological unit colours.
|Tidal deposits, Thanet Sand||Blue stained glass|
|Peat||Brown stained glass|
|Road embankment, flood embankment, manmade ground, infilled ground||Grey stained glass|
|Chalk||Lime stained glass|
|River terrace deposits, Lynch Gravel Formation, Lambeth Group||Orange stained glass|
|Black Park Gravel Formation||Pink stained glass|
|Weathered surface deposits||Red stained glass|
|Taplow Gravel Formation, London Clay, Harwich Formation||White stained glass|
|River deposits||Yellow stained glass|