Middle-Earth Would Look Beautiful From Space

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Tolkien drew very detailed maps of Middle-Earth so readers could easily see where his characters traveled. Now those maps have been used to create images of what Middle-Earth would look like viewed from space. It’s all part of The Middle Earth Digital Elevation Model Project which used the Outerra graphics engine to make detailed images with every tree, field and stream included. They’ve also made these beautiful renderings of how the world would look from space.

See more pictures after the break…

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It’s still a work-in-progress but you can download a demo version right now and start exploring the world of Hobbits and dragons.

(FastCoDesign via io9)

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