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BolderBOULDER Mapped in 3D on Google Earth and Google Maps

The BolderBOULDER is one of the United States’ biggest 10K road races. Last year, more than 54,000 people participated, including several members of the SketchUp team and plenty of other Googlers from the Boulder office–to put together a couple of nifty 3D maps that should help everyone (runners and spectators) get their bearings ahead of race day on May 30th:

The 3D Course Map lets you preview the race route in Google Earth.

“We used Google Earth API to embed an interactive course map on BolderBOULDER’s website. With Earth plug-in installed, you’ll be able to see hundreds of 3D models of the buildings along the course, as well as special race day structures we modeled just for the event. Be sure to click “Run the Race” (in the upper-left corner of the screen) to take a guided tour of the course,” Google explains.

The Transportation Map provides information about getting to the race.

“To help folks get to and from the race, we used Google Maps API to embed a map with information about public transportation options, road closures and parking.”

[Source: Lat Long blog]

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