Spanish town wins €20,000 in Google Earth 3D video competition

LAST UPDATED: 26 May, 2012 @ 17:13
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Spanish town wins €20,000 in Google Earth 3D video competition

A SPANISH town has scooped first prize of a worldwide competition with an impressive 3D video model showing off all its best sites.

Getaria, a port town in the Basque Country, won €20,000 in the Google Earth Model Your Town competition, where contestants used cutting-edge modelling software to make minute-long clips.

Other towns amongst the finalists included Leominster, in the UK, Lowell in Massachusetts, US, and Torun in Poland.

But it was the charm of Getaria, with its old quarter, fishing port, beach and lighthouse which most impressed voters.

Winning team Josetxo Perez Fernandez, 36, and Pedro Domecq Aguirre, 45, who both work in computers, landed the top prize of €20,000 for a local school.

“This year’s models were truly amazing,” said Google’s Allyson McDuffie.

Watch the winning clip here:

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