Last week Google announced the beginning of the Build Your Campus in 3D Competition. While this may be a good way for students to gain exposure to a few professionals in industries involving the design of 3-dimensional structures, I see this an easy way to get some students to build up the content on Google Earth. On the other hand, I guess the design of the buildings adds the web 2.0 touch of user generated content. Perhaps this is just another step toward Google’s metaverse. I wonder how long it takes someone truly skilled at Google’s SketchUp to design an entire building.
All they hype surrounding Google’s virtual world seems pretty logical. It’ll probably take a fair amount of time though for Google to build up their virtual cities on Google Earth. If you haven’t read about Google’s pursuit of a virtual world, check out this Business 2.0 article. This could be a pretty cool project once completed.