SketchUp: More Building Maker cities

It’s a great day for the citizens of Argentina — and for Canadians in the nation’s capital. We’ve released new Building Maker imagery in six new cities:

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Córdoba, Argentina
  • Mar Del Plata, Argentina
  • Mendoza, Argentina
  • Rosario, Argentina
  • Ottawa, Canada

…but that’s not all! To help these cities get modeled, we’re having the first ever modeling competition for Building Maker. Starting today, you can create models in these six cities to win prizes in two different categories: Best Model and Most Models. The first place prize is a GPS-enabled digital camera; second place is a Building Maker shirt; and third is a Google travel mug. Have fun!

How to show and manage organizational data Webcast

You can join for a webcast that will demonstrate how governments—federal, state, and local—are empowering their constituents with access to organizational data in captivating interactive data visualizations. The webcast will air on Wednesday, June 8, at 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time.


During the webcast, special attention will be paid to how public sector organizations are turning SharePoint into a geospatial business intelligence engine to gain clearer understanding more quickly, make better decisions faster, and keep their citizens safe. The webcast will offer live demonstrations that show how organizations of all sizes are leveraging the geospatial and time attributes of their data to unite enterprise content, relevant web feeds, mobile device inputs, images, and more into a single view, resulting in speedier decisions, more efficient use of resources, and reduced overall spend.

While everyone is invited to attend, you should definitely attend if you are a:

•    Program manager
•    GIS professional
•    IT professional
•    Anyone looking to make their data available to a wider audience

•    Matthew Pietryszyn, GIS Coordinator, City of Brampton, Ontario
•    Jim Keenan, VP of Government Sales, IDV Solutions