Here is the situation: Bushwick needs geo-models. These buildings have history and character, there is street art everywhere, and I intend to put them on the map. My goal is to post a completed model for every building in the Industrial Business Zone of Bushwick before September 1, 2011. (updated: don't be absurd and grandiose, just make geo-models, make them well, and make them as fast as quality allows. Pick out interesting places and important landmarks. Do good work.)
This image represents a realistic, but still somewhat heroic, amount of work:
|The Area Surrounding 538 Johnson. Wyckoff Hospital in Lower Right, 3rd Ward in Upper Left.|
When I started there were no buildings in the 3D layer of Google Earth in Bushwick – there was a vast, empty, flat stretch of satellite image rooftops.
It takes a person on the ground in the target area to complete this project – Google has not released perspective satellite imagery in our area. My tools are Sketchup, digital cameras, and Photoshop, food, the Internet… the usual.
Here's more on Geo-Modeling. I encourage you to join me. You can find me as user Bryan Sears in the Google Sketchup Warehouse to see the models I have already created.