Michigan Stadium on Google Earth

Submitted by MichiganAggie on April 28th, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Google recently incorporated Google Earth into their online maps. I did a flyover to check out the satellite view of the renovation progress.  Little did I know that Google Earth can also see into the future. The completed stadium is shown (must be a UM grad working in the Earth dept). Pretty cool to see how the stadium will look like from different angles. Too bad they don't show Denard owning some people on the field...then again, he probably moves too fast for satellites.

http://tinyurl.com/2ebk6wb

Comments

MadMonkey

April 28th, 2010 at 9:36 PM ^

then someone is in my seat.  Then again, that could be a good thing.  Pehaps I scored a luxury box with my future ill-gotten gains?  Perhaps the incoming phone call is the Goldman Sachs recruiter?  It is all starting to make sense. 

chunkums

April 28th, 2010 at 9:55 PM ^

So when the stadium is finished, they're going to tear down those big dark luxury boxy looking things?  I don't really get the point of building them if you are going to tear them down, but I this is a crazy world we live in.  Also, when do you think Michigan is going to adopt a spread offense?

ZooWolverine

April 28th, 2010 at 10:14 PM ^

I think anyone can submit 3-D models, it doesn't take an employee at Google (though there are many Michigan grads there nonetheless). 

Check out Central and North Campus which both have several buildings in 3-D.  The diag's basically entirely 3-D as are several other buildings--the Hill buildings are pretty weak, though.  The most random is North Campus which has the Dude (formerly Media Union) which is cool, plus all of the Northwood apartments in more detail than the Hill dorms--which makes me wonder who on earth spent the time to model those buildings.

BlueVoix

April 29th, 2010 at 12:39 AM ^

The most random is North Campus which has the Dude (formerly Media Union) which is cool, plus all of the Northwood apartments in more detail than the Hill dorms--which makes me wonder who on earth spent the time to model those buildings.

 

I bet it starts with an "engi" and ends with a "neer."

ZooWolverine

April 29th, 2010 at 9:00 AM ^

It could easily be either; it's not the modeling/design itself that's particularly impressive about Northwood, it's the sheer time to lay them all out appropriately (which is crazy because there are dozens if not 100+).  The surprising thing isn't the effort/skill, it's putting in that effort for boring apartment buildings.

Neither of those scream architect to me any more than engineer.  And, actually, I'd guess an architect would want to spend time modeling more interesting buildings like the actual academic buildings on North Campus.  Besides the Dude, there's only the music school, FXB and a couple of buildings by it, plus dorms, and the Northwood complex.  And only a few of those have texture/design on the sides to make them look appropriate.

acnumber1

April 28th, 2010 at 10:28 PM ^

Must have been an attention-getting game!  No tailgating at either golf course or Pi Hi, and still plenty of empty spaces in the Crisler lot....3D and all, but not quite that 'realistic'.

jfox

April 28th, 2010 at 11:04 PM ^

I did download the model by MkMrA2 for my google earth and then hid the one that was the default. This is a good job by him, much better than the old one.  The old model always bothered me - but I don't have the skill or the patience to build Michigan stadium myself. This new update is not perfect but a big improvement.

edit: the outside structures' brick and glass are very impressive, virtually perfect. not sure how you would change the glass on the inside to look more realistic.