Seniors model UMaine campus in 3D with Google Earth and visualize UMaine Event calendar: ISE Capstone Project

S. Horn and B. WeberISE seniors Ben Weber and Steve Horn presented their Capstone project on May 6, 2008, in the SIE library, Boardman Hall. For the past two semesters they have been working on completing a campus model for Google Earth under the guidance of SIE Professors Harlan Onsrud and Silvia Nittel. With contributions from students in UMaine’s New Media Department, Ben and Steve have been able to model a good portion of the UM campus. Their current web page serves as a way to view campus events in this model along with resources for continued expansion and improved modeling of the campus. The project has advanced to the point where this new capability could be added to the Campus Calendar on UMaine’s website. This addition to the UM website, if accepted, would link users to the Capstone project’s event search page where the 3D model and campus event information would be available for download to Google Earth. Great job guys! (pictured: Steve Horn (l.), Ben Weber (r.))