Hi, I am keen to model Jamestown, St Helena Island, initially as a contribution to the Heritage Society here, but in the long term as a data base for researchers. The architecture is not any specific, but it is unique as it represents the history of this little remote island, ie architectural students would not flock here to learn something new. The town should be a World Heritage site, but that is quite a big task in itself. I am not looking for handouts on anything like that, I am just keen to build up the 3D models to be included in Google Earth.
Does anybody know how to approach SketchUp/Trimble/Google to set up a system where buildings can be professional modelled. There is no Street View yet, and only the Anglican Church is modelled. Napoleons house has been attempted, but needs a serious upgrade. Part of the project would be to introduce SketchUp to students and pupils who would benefit by learning about their history, a bit of architecture and engineering and learning a really cool software package.
I will also contact CyArk in the meantime. Perhaps there is some synergy there.
Can anybody assist in getting such a project off the ground.