Once a town located south of Lima and accessed by train or tram, Barranco is now a bohemian district, full of old houses where you can find restaurants, pubs and art galleries.

All 3D models have been made to be seen using Google Earth. Download this freeware software here ( ) and take a trip through the streets of Barranco and view its most distinctive buildings.

This is an independent project. No person or organization has supported or sponsored its creation, and it is intended to focus attention of institutions and authorities to preserve the monumental architecture of the district, that currently are very neglected and damaged.

This project won the 2010 Google "Model Your Town" competition.

sábado, 14 de agosto de 2010

To satisfy needs of a growing market
Google praises increase of 3D modeling programs in Peru

Lima, Aug. 13 (ANDINA). Peru has been registering an important increase in the use of 3D modeling programs and applications to satisfy the needs of a growing market with a rising number of internet users along with the expansion of broadband connections.

Google's Education Program Manager Allyson Mc Duffie, said that number of users of 3D programs in Latin America is rising fast and becoming more popular in all stages levels, from school to universities."We have many users in Latin America, Brazil, Peru and this number is rising rapidly. This program is very popular in education from grade levels to university levels, students use it to design model of schools and houses", she said. Mc Duffie visited Lima as part of a Google delegation to launch Google Sketchup 3D modeling program in the country. She said this 3D modeling program is very easy to use and learn and it's available in all Latin America. "This is a program that any one can learn how to use, very easy to use. Originally designed for architects to make buildings, but now it's free and available for any one in the world to make models," she stated.

In May, a 3D video of the Barranco district in Lima, won the Google Model Your Town Competition, out of five finalists. The winner was Jorge De Albertis Bettocchi, a 38 year-old corporate business attorney.

He entered the competition to generate pride among his fellow citizens and have his 3D models serve as a tool for tourism, promotion, investment, and preservation of Barranco’s historic architecture.

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