Building Imaginary Worlds: SketchUp and Custom Street View

Mano Marks (Google, Inc. ), Adam Hecht (Google Inc.)
Workshop Yerba Buena Salon 12-14
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For years, architects and developers have been building 3D models of the world using Google SketchUp. This powerful, free application has been used to model the world. Models have been used in Google Earth, SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse, and in countless architectural demos.

Google Street View maps the world in 3D panoramas. Through the Google Maps API, you can create, geolocate, and publish panoramas tot he web.

This talk will cover techniques for bringing the two together, publishing panoramas of 3D objects using the Street View API. The techniques we will demonstrate could be used for a variety of purposes, such as:

  1. Walk throughs of planned developments before they are created
  2. Illustrating imaginary worlds
  3. Project planning

This workshop is sponsored by Google

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Mano Marks

Google, Inc.

Mano joined Google’s Geo API team in 2006. He helps people all over the world develop and deploy their content in KML and Google Maps, working with large companies, small startups, and international aid organizations. Before coming to Google, Mano had an eclectic career that involved getting a Masters in History, a Masters in Information Management and Systems, and working as a data manager in social service and public benefit organizations for over a decade.

Adam Hecht

Google Inc.

Adam graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Environmental Design in 2006. After working for a design firm for a while, he took an opportunity at Google in 2007 shortly after the @last acquisition. Adam started on a team building and testing 3D models for Google Earth. Since then his job has changed to a Program management role, and Adam currently work on a team that oversees all 3D content in Google Earth.

  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Nokia, Location & Commerce
  • Facebook
  • Bing
  • Control Group
  • Localeze
  • MyCityWay
  • Socrata
  • Urban Airship
  • MapQuest

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