The Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) developed a 3D geological model of the Dinosaur Provincial Park regional area in Minecraft format to engage with people of all ages as they explore Alberta’s subsurface in a whole new way. This model brings robust scientific information generated from our 3D Geological Framework models into an interactive gaming platform, allowing users to mine through the subsurface and discover Alberta's geology.
This model illustrates the geology along the Red Deer River and the shallow geology underlying Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta. The model includes:
- the Red Deer River, and
- generalized geological units (Quaternary sediments, Bearpaw Formation, Dinosaur Park Formation, Oldman Formation, Foremost Formation, and Lea Park Formation).
The model is shown using a 10 times vertical exaggeration, and each Minecraft block represents approximately 100 m x 100 m x 10 m in the real world.
Use of this Minecraft model requires the installation of Minecraft software to view the model. Installation instructions can be found on our website at http://www.ags.aer.ca/dinosaur-prov-park-minecraft-regional-model.
MacCormack, T.J. and Galloway, E.J. (2017): Dinosaur Provincial Park regional model, generalized for Minecraft (Minecraft format); Alberta Energy Regulator, AER/AGS Model 2017-02.