We were fortunate enough to work with Heat on a very cool Google Maps and Streetview integration project – Course View. Course View integrates EA Sports' laser imagery of all 18 holes at Augusta and allows navigation of the course using the Google Streetview API. Check out the course for yourself at http://apps.facebook.com/masterscourseview/ Read more at Egotist.com
Press Release: Hackley School partners with concept3D to provide 3D virtual campus map, tours to students, alumni
Benefits of 3D map include student recruitment, capital fund-raising, use by planners, architects
01.24.2011– Boulder, CO – Students, faculty and alumni at Hackley School are experiencing their school grounds and facilities in a whole new way with CampusBird™, the first interactive campus map platform using 3D and other dynamic media.
CampusBird, developed by Boulder, Colo.-based concept3D, presents a virtual mapping environment and content management system, based in large part on Google Earth and Google Maps, for prospective students and other visitors to explore.
College Campus Tours from the Comfort of Your Couch
by Keith Petri
"High school students are slowly being released for Winter break and many seniors are taking the time to visit potential schools’ beautiful campuses to help aid in their decision for continuing education come next Fall. However, with the temperature dropping in many areas of the nation, CampusBird may be the most convenient way to experience a school without leaving the comfort of one’s couch..."
"It doesn’t require airfare or gas money, and students think it’s cool: Three-dimensional virtual campus tours have launched at seven colleges and universities, providing a welcomed alternative to the often-pricey college visit.
CampusBird.com provides Google Map-based layouts of about 4,800 U.S. college campuses, and the Boulder, Colo., company has created a virtual 3D tour for seven higher-ed institutions, allowing prospective students to scroll through any structure on campus and view it almost as they would in a traditional fact-packed tour led by a student guide..."
This summer concept3D was selected by GAP Inc. to train 12 Designers on Google SketchUp in their San Francisco offices. Gap researched many Training companies and decided that concept3D stood out as the best. The custom workshop was tailored to The Gap's design environment and covered all levels of SketchUp users. The primary goal of the class was to leverage SketchUp in making quicker design decisions. The class started with the basics with experienced users even learning a few tips and tricks. Using the fundamental tools, the class modeled store fixtures and furniture directly from CAD and PDF plans.
Since Google decided to incorporate Google Earth terrain, imagery and 3D models as part of standard Google Maps search and navigation, I felt that it may be useful to discuss its significance from a campus maps and modeling perspective.
Prior to this advancement, all 3D content hosted by Google Earth would either be 1) presented on the Google Earth client (and Google 3D Warehouse) and/or 2)Presented on any other domain via the Google Earth Web browser application programming interface (API).
Our world in the geoweb and 3D continues to evolve as we build out more geo+data oriented websites using Drupal and Google Earth. For AntennaWise (formerly simuwise - logo and naming contribution by concept3D and studiovert) we designed and developed the new company site -- www.antennawise.com . The site and tools allow wireless operators, planners, federal agencies, municipalities, civil engineers and developers to make more informed decisions using 3D and Google Earth via the web.
AntennaWise has some very cool features which allow their customers to:
-Setup an account with private viewing privileges and the ability to view reports and other project related data.
-Use the mapping portal to evaluate and analyze cell
"concept3D has just published 88 3D buildings from Northeastern University in Google Earth. Like their other work, the buildings look phenomenal. In addition, the 3D trees look very sharp and add quite a lot to the realism.
Read the article on Frank Taylor's Blog
Over the past few months we've developed an eCommerce site that allows professionals to order custom 3D models, renderings and/or Google Earth content. Our intent is to allow professionals to work with a trusted, U.S.-based, firm to act as their in-house SketchUp, rendering and Google Earth shop at outsourced prices. concept3D's Self Service Site
The Process is Easy:
- There are 3 Step tabs that walk you through your order.
- Each Step tab lets you choose from options such the size of your project to adding people and rendering out the model.
- Models can be created from just about any file type. Here is an example where a PDF was used.