Boulder Software Company Creates 3D Virtual Experience of Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Using Google Earth

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Designed for both Vancouver visitors as well as the millions of Olympics followers around the globe, users also can check on event times, current weather, and search results by athlete or country. Tourists in the Vancouver area can look up restaurants, bars, or the nearest coffee shop as well as access regional transportation, hotel information, and most relevant to travelers by car – the International Border Station wait times.

Experience The Winter Olympics in 3d

“We’ve built a site that lets you experience the excitement of the Winter Olympics using a combination of social, search and Google Earth’s lite plug-in technology,” said Carla Johnson, chief executive officer of EarthvisonZ.

A one-stop virtual gateway to the 2010 Winter Olympics, including bios, medals won and hometowns of all the U.S. Olympians, is now online at http://www.olympicsin3D.com.

Boulder-based EarthvisionZ created the fun, dynamic site that lets you experience the Olympics in a 3D world without ever leaving home.

Fly through the city of Vancouver, see Olympic event centers, zoom down the slopes on Whistler and Cypress Mountain race courses and learn more about the competing athletes from around the world.

Designed for both Vancouver visitors as well as the millions of Olympics followers around the globe, users also can check on event times, current weather, and search results by athlete or country. Tourists in the Vancouver area can look up restaurants, bars, or the nearest coffee shop as well as access regional transportation, hotel information, and most relevant to travelers by car – the International Border Station wait times.

With a few clicks at http://www.olympicsin3D.com, track Facebook and Twitter feeds of individual athletes from their online biographies; follow the instant, live search of social media discussions about the Olympics from the Boulder-based OneRiot search engine and even access television schedules for the entire games.

EarthvisionZ has created similar sports and tourism information sites for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 Golf Courses You Can Play, and their own EarthgamZ site where they are currently aggregating a variety of world sports on a virtual earth. Their sport playgrounds combine the geospatial imagery of Google Earth with the company’s patented search capabilities to assemble athlete stats and profiles, game schedules, venues, sports news, medal counts, tickets and much more on a single Web site.

“We’ve built a site that lets you experience the excitement of the Winter Olympics using a combination of social, search and Google Earth’s lite plug-in technology,” said Carla Johnson, chief executive officer of EarthvisonZ. “ The site is designed as a test-bed for future major global sporting events, including everything from World Cup soccer to cycling to professional golf.”

Users will be prompted to download the fast-loading Google Earth plug-in if they haven’t used it already. The site will be configured to be accessible to mobile phone users on their next event.

About EarthvisionZ:

EarthvisionZ in Boulder, Colo. is creating virtual globe search tools in the areas of business intelligence, sports, clean energy, travel, and global philanthropy. EarthvisionZ evolved from technology developed by Waterstone Inc., a 15-year Boulder company that developed location-based search engines and environmental analysis for both public and private companies and government organizations. For more information, go to http://www.earthvisionz.com and http://www.waterstoneinc.com.

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