GeoGreeting up for a Webby

A University of Minnesota grad student is up for a Webby Award for Best NetArt site for a project that creates typography from letter-shaped buildings found on Google Maps. Jesse Vig, who's studying computer science, says his site GeoGreeting.com now has around 1.2 million users, some of whom find and alert him to satellite images that look like letter forms. Vig's site was also nominated last year, but this year it was designated an "honoree," a distinction conferred on only 15 percent of the nearly 10,000 annual entries. Voting for a people's choice award is open through May 1; winners will be announced May 6.

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