Altair Systems involved in developing the new "New 7 Wonders of Nature" project

Major media coverage reached in the mid-2000s years the Foundation "NewOpenWorld Foundation" with the election of the so-called "New 7 Wonders of the World". The aim was to connect people from all over the world through their common cultural heritage. The election took place in a combination of online voting and jury decision in three phases. In the first phase there were 200 buildings to choose from, which, according to the organizers, about 20 million Internet users voted for. From the 77 best in the second phase a jury consisting of seven architects, selected 21 finalists. In the third phase, from January 2006 to June 2007 voting via the Internet, telephone or SMS was possible. According to organizers, a total of 100 million votes were submitted. On 7 July 2007 in Lisbon as part of an elaborately staged TV show the "New 7 Wonders of the World" were announced. Now, a new voting in the global Internet is coming up. Until 2011, the new seven world wonders of nature are being searched for. Altair Systems is involved in the development of the corresponding Web portal and the community based on a content management system.