Google maps, Sketch up, Ponds, and Hacky Sacks:
Today we learned about how Google Sketchup and Google maps can work together pretty effectively (who would've thought that would happen) but besides the synergy it's difficult to get an accurate design of where you live, one of the reasons mainly being because you don't know the exact measurements and for bigger buildings sometimes you don't know the exact number of windows or number of doors. Some of the other problems we had were that people weren't able to get their buildings filled because they built it on different elevations Google sketch up isn't user friendly once you start to do some of the complicated stuff but besides that it has a lot of useful and unique features. Afterwards went outside to see how accurate the Google maps terrain was vs. the real life terrain, it was pretty accurate. We then were given some time to finish our CAD drawings. Oh and we also briefly played hacky sack.