Download OpenStreetMap 3D Buildings

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HamishMurphy
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Hi, I've found the exact data I need of a suburb that has the houses modelled in 3D (excluding roof shapes) and I'd like to download the 3D buildings/houses data and manipulate it to look more realistic, e.g. adding roof shapes, draping aerial imagery & other colouring etc. I've tried a bunch of different websites & methods, and I can't get anything more than just 2D shapes of the houses that I would need to extrude myself.

The purpose of this is for me to create a semi-realistic flythrough of the suburb, likely by using Blender or Sketchup or another couple of options I have. This is a screenshot of the suburb which not only has the houses in 3D, but also the topography. The screenshot is from 'WebScene' & is showing the 'OpenStreetMap 3D Buildings' layer.

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BernSzukalski
Esri Frequent Contributor

Your locally based renderings of building might always better the generic, globally available 3D building leveraged from the OSM Daylight Distribution. This blog article describes how to leverage more detailed building representations while using the OSM Daylight Distribution for context:

https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/arcgis-living-atlas/3d-gis/osm-3d-scene/

To publish your own, you can visit the OSM Daylight Distribution site:

https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/arcgis-living-atlas/3d-gis/osm-3d-scene/

This might provide you a way to enhance the current OSM 3D available buildings, but in the majority of cases I have seen the local 3D content is developed independently though can be enhanced as described in the blog article to include generic OSM Daylight Distribution 3D renderings.

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MarcoBoeringa
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Hi Bern,

Side note, but is ESRI actually planning to add color to faces and roofs of buildings?

I have noticed that ESRI's interpretation of the OpenStreetMap Simple 3D Building tagging specification is actually quite good, as e.g. witnessed by the below rendering of the Berlin cathedral in ArcGIS Pro based on the ESRI Scene Layer service, that shows proper interpretation of things like roof shapes and directions. However, it appears any color tagging is ignored.

I think it would be nice if this was added, see the second example of F4Maps with the correct coloring of the same building based on the OpenStreetMap color tags.

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HamishMurphy
New Contributor

Thanks for your reply! How do I download the unrendered 3D models to use in external software?

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BernSzukalski
Esri Frequent Contributor

If you want to roll your own, visit the OSM Daylight Distribution site: https://daylightmap.org/

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BernSzukalski
Esri Frequent Contributor

Marco, thanks for pointing that out. Those colored buildings really do add an extra dimension to the OSM 3D data. At present, we're not planning on leveraging the color tags but might in the future.

For the upcoming June ArcGIS Online update, we are planning on releasing several iterations of global 3D basemaps based on the OSM Daylight Distribution. These iterations will following along the lines of what we have done with the 2D basemaps - applying various styles that our vector tile basemaps are published in - imagery hybrid, navigation, grey canvas, etc.

https://livingatlas.arcgis.com/en/browse/?q=OSM#d=2&categories=Reference+Maps&q=OSM

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