DURHAM, NC - A visitor to Duke can now walk through gothic arches, take a peek inside Cameron Indoor Stadium and inspect stonework on Duke Chapel’s 210-foot tower without even stepping foot on the 9,350-acre campus.
Duke unveiled a new online map Friday that includes 3-D models of 325 buildings across the campuses. The map also includes satellite views and traditional two-dimensional street maps and offers overlays that display details such as dining locations and parking permit requirements, photos related to the buildings and videos linked to specific campus locations. The map is fully functional on mobile devices.
AEG recently contracted us to develop an updated Google Earth model of Wrigley stadium for last weekend's Paul McCartney shows. The video file and Google Earth file allows ticket buyers to make more informed decisions about where to site and for how much.
Paul McCartney is in the middle of his brief "On The Run" tour, performing in various North American stadiums to huge crowds.
In a few days (this Sunday and Monday) he'll be playing in Chicago's Wrigley Field, and concept3D has built a really neat tool to help show you what the view will look like from your seat.
The following article in Duke Today highlights the Google Maps and Google Earth development effort underway between Duke, concept3D, Google. concept3D is in the process of developing a highly detailed and accurate model (akin to our MIT models published last year) of campus that will be part of an interactive map powered by our CampusBird Atlas content managements system. Additionally, Duke will have lots of custom Google Streetview content to represent the campus with spherical images along with 3D. Stay tuned!
DURHAM, NC - Chris Sardinas faced the front of Forlines House on Chapel Drive and panned a camera across the building from right to left, capturing 12 photographs of the building that houses Duke Alumni Affairs.
He walked by the original 1930s stone of the entryway and turned a corner around the sunroom.
Want to find out why scientists are creating “vulture restaurants” to combat the decline of these birds in Nepal? Or perhaps you want to explore the Atlantic forests of Brazil and the tapir —a fascinating pig-like creature that actually is related to the horse and rhino? Or would you rather go fishing to understand the approach to helping Nassau grouper make a comeback?
Now you’re one step closer to these fascinating conservation projects with the new Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund’s (DWCF) Google Earth site, which enables you to take a virtual tour of places around the globe where DWCF is helping to protect wildlife and wild places.
Since the introduction of the iPhone and subsequently the iPad clients and others have wanted to know when their buildings would appear on a mobile device. With the introduction of Android 3.0, the guessing game has come to a close and Google will be the first to support Google Earth models on a mobile device.
The market implications are somewhat unknown, but we do know that clients can now use their content for an array of mobile uses from virtual tours to site planning.
We'll be digging in further next week to get a better grasp on API support, maps integration and flexibility.
In the meantime, Android 3.0 is a good indicator for the Google Earth/3D space.
As a Boulder, Colorado based company concept3D will jump on an opportunity to work on local projects – with local companies nonetheless.
Every Memorial Day, Boulder hosts the BolderBOULDER - one of the country’s biggest 10k running races. This year, the Google Boulder office worked with the BolderBOULDER crew to present the course in Google Earth. Over the past several years Google and others have modeled a large portion of Boulder. With the addition of mile markers and new 3D models, runners and fans can enjoy the whole course in 3D and Google Earth – from their Web browser.
Using the Google Earth API, concept3D converted the course map and Google Earth content into a browser-friendly format. Take a look for yourself (mile marker 4 can be seen in the image above with Casey Middle School and Boulder in the Background) and let us know what you think.
concept3D's CampusBird interactive mapping service for colleges, universities and schools continues to evolve with advances to its content management system - named Atlas. Atlas allows schools to publish their map on their website with 2 lines of embed code while self managing the map, its images, video and more.
Zack Mertz , VP of 3D Production and Training, and I have worked together nearly five years. One of the great benefits of working in a small company is how familiar you become with your co-workers. And to keep things fresh, as with any great relationship, you learn something new about your office mates on a fairly regular basis.
Zack's favorite outlet is getting on his skis - which he's been doing since he was 4 years old. While I and the team have skied (or ridden) with Zack, no one knew how accomplished he was in the sport. Even with Zack's incredible work ethic, he still manages to pull of double corkscrews and other unnamed moves at Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area in his hometown of Bloomington, MN.
The Google Geo Developers Blog recently pulled together a wonderful spotlight on 5 Great University Campus Maps, and we were proud to see one of our concept3D / CampusBird clients, Northeastern University, topping the list. Spotlight blogger and Geo APIs Product Marketing Manager, Carlos Cuesta described our development as: "Northeastern University’s campus map is great example of a highly immersive Google Maps and Earth experience."
Many thanks to Carlos and the Google Geo Developers Blog for their post!