Alexander Schreyer, lecturer in Building and Construction Technology, presented two of his recent UMass-related projects at the first Google Geo User Summit held in the United States where he was an invited speaker. The event took place at the Googleplex (Google’s headquarters) in Mountain View, California. His presentations covered:

  • The student-created 3D model of all UMass buildings, which is currently viewable in Google Earth (browse to the “01003” ZIP-code and turn on the “3D Buildings” layer).
  • A crowdsourcing application that lets people submit their favorite places on the UMass campus using Google Maps: “My Favorite Places” (

You can view his presentations and learn more about the event on his website.