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Google Street View Kameras im Miniaturformat - © Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

Ubilabs & Miniatur Wunderland win Webby Award

In a league with House of Cards, The New York Times and Spotify - Ubilabs & Miniatur Wunderland win over audiences with street view project

Ubilabs, a specialist in interactive maps, and Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland, the site of the world’s largest model railroad, have won the New Yorker Webby People’s Voice Award in the “Advertising & Media/Tourism & Leisure” category for integrating the Google Street View Trek in the project. That puts Ubilabs and Miniature Wunderland in good company alongside winners such as the streaming series, House of Cards, First Lady Michelle Obama, The New York Times, actor Jessica Alba, Google and Spotify music streaming service. The award ceremony will be held on May 17, 2016 in New York.

Miniatur Wunderland on a scale of 1:87

In early 2016, Ubilabs, Google Deutschland and Miniatur Wunderland made headlines with their #MiniView project. Hamburg News reported earlier on the unique, new Google Street View Trek in Miniatur Wunderland where visitors can marvel at this miniature realm built to a scale of 1:87. The model railroad stretches over an area measuring 1,300 square metres and 930 trains whizz across a network of tracks spanning more than 13 kilometres. Exceptionally detailed scenes feature some 230,000 miniature figures. Ubilabs built a new camera system that fits onto a tiny train to capture these images.

Webby Award & Webby People’s Voice Award

The Webby Award is an award for excellence on the internet and is presented annually by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) in five categories: online media including web pages, online advertising, online movies and videos, mobile web pages and apps and social media. Founded in 1998 in New York City, the award promotes creative, technical and professional advances on the internet.

The Webby Award and a Webby People’s Voice Award are presented in each of the five categories. The 1,000 members of IADAS nominate the finalists and choose a winner of the coveted Webby Awards. The winners of the Webby People’s Voice Award are elected in an open, online vote in which several million users take part every year, according to the organisers.
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Sources and further information:
www.ubilabs.net
www.miniatur-wunderland.de
www.webbyawards.com

Street View Trek Miniatur Wunderland:
www.google.de/maps/place/Miniatur+Wunderland

About Miniatur Wunderland

The Miniatur Wunderland is due to have reached its final construction phase in 2020, including at least ten new sections in a model area of over 2,300 m2 with 20,000 metres of track. Eight of the 12 sections have already been completed. Construction of Miniatur Wunderland began with detailed, tiny reproductions of central German and Austrian landscapes as well Knuffingen Airport. They were later followed by a section called “Hamburg and the Coast” showing landmarks such as the Michel, the Landungsbrücken and the port. In 2003, an America section was introduced. By 2007, replicates Switzerland and Scandinavia had followed. The founders have put the costs of the the final construction phase at EUR 20 million. For more information, see: www.miniatur-wunderland.de

About Ubilabs

Ubilabs is an owner-managed software company and has branches in Hamburg, Munich and San Francisco. From store locators to visual representations of business data, the company specializes in interactive map applications. A team of 30 developers, project managers, and designers bring projects to life for well-known customers in Europe and the U.S. As a Google for Work Premier Partner, Ubibals offers consulting and sales for Google’s Geo Software products. Ubilabs also helps customers integrate other mapping technologies such as OpenStreetMap, CartoDB and Mapbox. For more information, see: www.ubilabs.net

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