Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) September 24, 2009
As part of its continuing effort to lead new media initiatives in higher education, Boston University recently added professional quality 3D models of its campuses to Google Earth(TM). With these highly detailed 3D models created by concept3D, BU has one of the most detailed campus models in Google Earth(TM) today.
"The custom Google Maps(TM) site on http://www.bu.edu/maps/ is a useful tool for students, recruits, alumni, teachers and others to find their way around campus. After seeing other multimedia content created by concept3, we felt that adding our campuses to Google Earth(TM) would be a logical next step," said Steve Burgay, Vice President Marketing and Communications.
Boston University selected concept3D Inc. out of Boulder, Colorado to photograph, model and place its campuses in Google Earth(TM).
"We looked at modeling the campus as a buy versus build decision and found concept3D to offer the right mix of delivering the highest quality product available with fast turnaround, low cost and deep experience working with Google Earth(TM). They photographed and modeled over 300 of our campus buildings in about 6 weeks," said Burgay.
With the campuses modeled in 3D and in the Google Earth(TM) client, everyone from college recruits to alumni can experience the campuses and local points of interest virtually.
"Having our campuses in high quality 3D allows guests to experience the school as never before. BU is a city campus and providing that perspective in 3D and Google Earth(TM) is incredibly useful to anyone visiting or living at or around BU," said Burgay.
The models are currently viewable in the Google Earth client and will be available on the web shortly.
"We're grateful for the opportunity to work with BU on this groundbreaking initiative. BU is considered a leader in new media marketing for higher education. The custom Google Earth(TM) integration is a benchmark virtual experience for colleges and universities around the globe," said Oliver Davis, CEO concept3D.
About Boston University
Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 30,000 students, it is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school's research and teaching mission.
About concept3D Inc.
concept3D is the premier company for custom, location-based content in Google Earth(TM) and Google Maps(TM). Customers include universities, theme parks, search engines, resort developers and owners, commercial/residential real estate developers and brokers, building product manufacturers and others. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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