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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Stanford team puts campus on map; wins Google Earth 3-D modeling contest

Recently graduated senior Joseph Bergen and nine other students worked together to map the Stanford campus in 3-D and emerged as one of seven teams to win a contest hosted by Google to create 3-D models of their respective college campuses for the search giant's geographic information feature, Google Earth.

Recently graduated senior Joseph Bergen is more familiar with the architectural intricacies of Stanford's Main Quad than the average observer. After spending about five hours trying to capture every exterior face of the structure on film for a digital 3-D modeling project—snapping nearly 400 pictures—Bergen noticed the subtle differences between the history and math corners, as well as the strange looks from his peers.

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Google's 'Build Your Campus in 3D Competition'
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