Winners of Model Your Campus Contest in Google Earth

3D Campus contest in Google EarthGoogle has announced the winners of the Google 2008 International Model Your Campus Competition. They named 9 campus winners this year (last year’s contest had 7 campus winnerssee video). The winning campuses are listed below – but, download this file to fly to each campus and see the 3D buildings):

  • Johns Hopkins University (Student Technology Services & Digital Media Center; United States)

  • Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (China)

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (Department of Engineering; United States)

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology >(Department of Physical Facilities; United States)

  • Nicolas Copernicus University (Department of Biology and Earth Sciences; Poland)

  • Stockholm University and KTH (Department of Computer and Systems Sciences; Sweden)

  • Cardiff University (Department of Information Services; United Kingdom)

  • Bournemouth University (The Business School; United Kingdom)

  • Peking University (School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science; China)

NOTE: at some point, I’m sure Google will include most of the models in the 3D Buildings layer. But, they aren’t there yet. Load the file above to see the models.
Google doesn’t say how many entries there were for the contest, but the 3D Warehouse collection shows 95 different collections of partial or completed works. Congratulations to all the winners! Those of you who started and didn’t finish should just wait for another contest. I’m sure Google will do something again next year.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Congrats to the winners! Cool contest!

  2. Fantastic news that my local University in Cardiff Wales was one of the winners.

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