The modeling of the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley

Dr. Andrew Shears is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, and this past semester he led a great project in his GEO 106 class – modeling the entire campus!
He first divided the campus into five sections for his 20 students to tackle, then set them to work. The end result is an excellent model of the campus that all of us will get to enjoy:


The models have been submitted to Google for approval, though they aren’t yet showing up in the base layer of 3D Buildings in Google Earth. I’d expect to see them arrive in the next week or two.
Dr. Shears has written a very detailed blog entry that walks you through every aspect of the modeling process. It looks like it was a great class, the students learned a lot, and the resulting model is something that they can all be proud of!

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. That’s pretty amazing the curved walls and that circular object trying to get it all down just right.
    I hope they do a 3d interior model in which I do not expect it in the near future I do hope they consider it at a later time.

  2. Thanks for featuring this work! It hasn’t *quite* been submitted to Google Earth because we’re awaiting full approval from the UW system administrators, just FYI. Thanks again!

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