Here is an open letter from our project organiser, John Webb, to each of the Winners of our Competition to “Put Letchworth on the 3D Map”:
Dear David, James, Jenny, Matt and Selina,
Congratulations on the high standard of your winning entries to the Competition! You saw how impressed everyone was at the Awards Finale and the keen interest in how you did the digital modelling with SketchUp and Google Earth. The fact that you were each learning to use these tools at the time makes the quality of the results all the more remarkable.
Now what? Please act as ambassadors for taking up a technical challenge and for 3D digital modelling in particular. I hope that many members of the public will see our 3D models as they appear in Google Earth. Indeed I know that is already happening in Letchworth and elsewhere, so I thank you each for the example you have set.
Please send me or Frankie Oliver, our Event Manager, any feedback about the Competition, the Awards Finale or ideas for the future. We will add your comments to a project-end review (our Sponsors’ Evaluation session) this Friday. If you wish to explain what took place and/or demonstrate the results in any setting, let us know this week so that we can freely provide whatever you may need to do so.
With best wishes,