Google announces the winner of their “Model Your Town” competition

Back in December, we told you about Google’s first-ever “Model Your Town” competition. Today they’ve announced the winner.
The winning town is Barranco – Lima, Peru! Jorge de Albertis Bettocchi modeled the Barranco district of Lima and took home the prize. We featured his work late last year, and it’s certainly worthy of winning this competition.
For more about Barranco, you can view the model in the 3D warehouse, read Jorge’s blog, read the full article on Google’s Lat Long Blog, or watch this short video:

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Leonardo Daniel Leidi says:

    Congratulations Jorge!

  2. yeah,PERU number 1, congratulations!

  3. pedro Sanchez says:

    Barranco, Beautiful Town in the South of Lima, Peru…. The streets are all Traditional, Home of Artist and Poets, all who visit, live in memory of seeing it again, is a Magical City that envelops you with its majestic traditional houses…. I have very fond memories of the years I’ve lived in my Beloved Barranco…
    Congratulations Jorge!, and Thank you to make know to the World Barranco

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