Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Google 2012 Model Your Town Competition Winner Announced

Googlers all around the world were invited to build 3D models of the buildings in their community for a chance to win $25,000 for the town's public school district or an individual school in the 2012 Google Model Your Town Competition. Today Google has announced the winning team, two mean Josetxo Perez Fernandez, 36, is a professional who works in computer administration; and Pedro Domecq Aguirre, 45, is a programmer, 3D data specialist and network administrator from Getaria, Gipuzkoa, Spain.

The two men created a pretty cool gallery of works that can be seen via the Team Getaria’s collection in the 3D Warehouse. Google even has some video of their work on the winners’ page.

At final count over 49,000 votes were cast to determine the winner of the Google Model Your Town Competition from six finalists. The other five finalists, and to all the other entrants who collectively modeled almost 25,000 local landmarks are now available for all to enjoy in Google Earth’s 3D Buildings layer.

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