And the 2012 Model Your Town Competition winner is…

Getaria, Gipuzkoa, Spain!

Over the past several months, hundreds of teams from all over the world have submitted stunning geo-models for our Google Model Your Town Competition. These examples of pure 3D civic pride are breathtaking to behold. Difficult as it was, the SketchUp team managed to pick six finalists, after which we asked the general public to vote for their favorite collection of models. Tens of thousands of you weighed in, and the talented team from the north of Spain were victorious. Zorionak! (That’s “Congratulations!” in Basque.)

Want to see how they won? Take a look at Team Getaria’s collection in the 3D Warehouse, pop over to our winners’ page, and watch this video to see their astounding work:


The winning team is a dynamic duo: Josetxo Perez Fernandez, 36, is a professional who works in computer administration; and Pedro Domecq Aguirre, 45, is a programmer, 3D data specialist and network administrator. Those are their day jobs, anyway. It turns out that they’re actually world-class, polygon-wrangling, texture-mapping, megabyte-optimizing, geo-modeling superheroes. And now they’re bona fide local heroes, too. Thanks to them, millions of people across the globe can now get familiar with the beautiful little town of Getaria.

The beautiful coastline of Getaria

Not only that, but we’ll also be awarding US$25,000 to a local school and hosting a celebration with the town of Geteria in honor of Pedro's and Josetxo's accomplishment.

Getaria Lighthouse on Mount San Antón

Zorionak to the winning town, to the other five finalists, and to all the other entrants who collectively modeled almost 25,000 local landmarks that are now available for all to enjoy in Google Earth’s 3D Buildings layer. The virtual world is a richer place thanks to your efforts, and the real one is a lot better off, too.

Posted by Allyson McDuffie, SketchUp Team

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18 comments :

tomcioZG said...

Congratulations for Getaria!

IñigoRdeM said...

Zorionak!
Getaria Txapeldun!

ΜΑΝ ΠΑΝ said...

Bravo Pedro & Jose! The price is yours and you deserve it!

Dick Stada said...

Congratulations! Well deserved.

Marcos David said...

Congratulations Pedro & Jose! You really deserve it! Greetings from Brazil!

José Manuel said...
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José Manuel said...

Congratulation Josetxo & Pedro, a great work. You both deserve it.

Federico Guerra said...

Felicidades a los ganadores! Bien merecido.

Weiyu Chen said...

Congratulations!!

roger said...

Congratulations from iNovmapping.

Arrigo Silva said...

Pedro and Jose BRAVISSIMI! Congratulations on your splendid victory in a challenging competition that showed that the quantity and quality can be reconciled!

TANG HUANG said...

來自台灣最真誠的祝賀~Peter,Gongrats:)

Viewsion Virtual Environments said...

Those models make your town so appealing! It makes me want to visit. Well done guys.

Sketchfab said...

Congrats! You can all see Pedro's work in 3D real time with WebGL & HTML5 here http://sketchfab.com/portfolio/809

G. Lipan said...

Congratulations!!

G. Lipan said...

Congratulations!!

Lorenz Eisermann said...

And again I can hear the seagulls and the waves rolling ashore. Awesome! Good choice, Google!

Pedro Domecq said...

Hi Folks

Thank very much to all, for the coments on this blog ¡¡

PeterG