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Geo-modelers: Join us in Zurich!

There's a growing community of people who have taken it upon themselves to model the whole world in 3D. Some are using Google SketchUp, some are using Google Building Maker, and some are using both together. There's a also a growing community of people who are using Google Map Maker to author and edit rich, 2D maps.

We decided to host a mini-conference that will bring 2D and 3D geo-content creators together for the first time: The 2010 Google Mapper/Modeler Summit is scheduled to take place on March 22 and 23 in Zurich, Switzerland. We're keeping the attendance small (fewer than a hundred people) to encourage conversations and dialog. In the same vein, the format for the event will be "unconference" -- specific session topics will be decided at the Summit, by the attendees themselves.

We have places left for geo-modelers: If you're an experienced geo-modeler who would like to attend, please fill out this form to request an invitation. Since spots are limited and there's no charge for participating, we ask that you provide the following two pieces of information on the form:

  • Collection of models: A link to a 3D Warehouse collection that contains geo-models you've built and contributed
  • Brief statement: A short paragraph (3 or 4 sentences) that outlines what you hope to gain by attending the conference. Please also mention any special knowledge or skills you might be able to contribute.
Questions? Please use the Comments feature of this blog post, and we'll provide whatever answers we can.

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Kaveh said...

Would you be interested in having the conference recorded as here:

przygod said...

I wonder if there will be any on-line session at this conference? Or maybe any recorded one for the later watching. It would great to learn some new things about modeling and trip to Zürich is a bit too expensive.

Athinaios said...

I wish I could be there, but I can't afford for a such expensive trip :(

Ivan ST said...

some tips online would be fine!

Dick Stada said...

I'd love to join and give some input but I only can afford an online session...

熊出沒的3D世界 said...


Kegira said...

I think i'll be there to meet and discuss with the European Google Team. Aidan, will you be there?

Tobi said...

can anybody tell me, how long does it take to get the final invitation document. I registered here on the bolg a view days ago but haven't an email yet. I would be very happy to participate in Zurich.
Greetings from Germany Tobias

JimAlifSiin said...

This could be another step into a future modelling.
Wished that I could join..
..Thanks to Google Geo Team, especially James Therrien for sending the invitations.

Sphere said...


i amnot sure am i right here or not.

I am trying to convert the GPS-Data(IGC-Data) in Java to KML.
My idea is,using JavaAPIforKML(JAK)
for this purpose. I don't know if it is possible??

Thanks in advance for any help or idea.