Dec. 3, 2009 at 12:52pm

Tacoma in the 3rd Dimension

Help me put Tacoma on the map!

Being a nerd, and a huge fan of Tacoma, I get particularly excited when the two obsessions converge. Today I discovered Google is hosting a "Model Your Town" competition, challenging users to build 3D models of as many local buildings as possible. Check out the intro video:

Since nobody has yet represented T-Town in this competition, I am making this the official call to arms for anyone interested in helping me put us on the map (of the Google variety). Drop me a line if you'd like to join me, and the official details are here: http://sketchup.google.com/competitions/modelyourtown/index.html

comments [4]  |  posted under google, google maps, tacoma


by L.S.Erhardt on 12/3/2009 @ 1:57pm
Too awesome.

I gots no 3D skills, but I gots plenty of photos for building textures...

by two9seven on 1/7/2010 @ 10:32am
I'd like to help. I dont have a good workstation at home, but I may be able to do some modeling at my office if my boss is ok with it. Do you want to be very systematic or not?

by Nick on 1/7/2010 @ 11:35am
I'm pretty flexible - feel free to tackle whatever you want. Just be sure to post what you're working on so we don't end up modeling the same buildings. Other than that, have at it!

by The Jinxmedic on 1/7/2010 @ 11:44am
There needs to be a Ghost Luzon.


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