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We will design one of our town centers, Hall's Corner using Google Sketchup and will upload our work to the Sketchup Warehouse. This will provide users of Google Earth with buildings to place around Hall's Corner, so that they can see the way the village looks. One thing we are aiming for is to have Google recognize our work and include these buildings in the base layer of Google Earth, so users all over the world can turn buildings on in Earth and see what we live in.


There are a set of photos for us to use initially, and everybody is welcome to add to those photos. If you would like to upload them to your flickr account, your classmates can access them as well.


Here is a link to photos of Hall's Corner - Use these photos for textures - http://flickr.com/groups/315169@N24/


Here are some notes on the project from the daily assignment sheet:



  1. Continue with the building you started last class
  2. Upload the building to the warehouse
  3. You can upload it again as you work
  4. Name the file the street address of the building
  5. Look up the address if you can't figure it out by looking at the photos
  6. Crop the pictures to keep file size small
  7. Delete the bottom of the building



  1. Mount Morris Michigan has a similar project done by one person - link
  2. Amherst is listed in the Cities in Development list - link
  3. here is the cities in development page - http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/cities.html


Google Earth and sketchup

  1. Here's a good video - link



Hall's Corner Google Earth

  1. Whole class project
  2. Group collaboration
  3. Pick a building to design
  4. Geotag the building by its address
  5. Name the building by its address
  6. Use minimal geometry
  7. Delete all unseen faces
  8. Upload your building to the warehouse
  9. There are photos for every building in Hall's corner except a few on Depot Street and Chestnut Street
  10. Use these photos for textures - http://flickr.com/photos/connors934/sets/72157600021810275/
  11. Zillow also has photos taken from an airplane - http://www.zillow.com/HomeDetails.htm?zprop=57174149


tutorials and videos

  1. http://media.libsyn.com/media/atotheo/school_tss_009_h264_640.m4v
  2. grouping - http://sketchup.google.com/3dbuildviewer.html#id=6
  3. use components - http://sketchup.google.com/3dbuildviewer.html#id=6
  4. Google Earth optimization - http://media.libsyn.com/media/atotheo/GoogleEarth_to_Sketchup_part1.mov
  5. simplfying curves - http://sketchup.google.com/3dbuildviewer.html#id=5

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