GIS OpenStreetMap Data

    Typically every architectural project involves a site model. Project managers and engineers will provide land surveys and engineering records for clientele projects, but rarely will architectural competitions include surveys or site models for reference. Many designers use Sketchup software to integrate directly with Google Earth and geolocate, view the aerial context, download 3D terrain, and import select neighboring buildings found on Sketchup Warehouse. Yet roads, streets, and nodes are images and not vector based lines; you are still required to trace map imagery in order to create site model data. Wouldn't it be great to freely extract GIS data for your Rhino, Sketchup, Rhino or Autocad model?

Exporting GIS Data from OpenStreetMap and QGis for DXF DWG files

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How to Export OpenStreetMap GIS data to DXF files for Rhino or Autocad 3D Modeling

This tutorial will cover some basic techniques for exporting GIS data from OpenStreetMap and importing the vector line data into a 3D modeling software like Rhino, Autocad, Illustrator or Sketchup. Instead of opting to purchase a paid subscription of ArcGIS, you'll learn how to use the free opensource QGIS QuickOSM plugin to save the layers as esri shapefiles and extract as .dxf for editing. This method generates vector geometry and graphics to be used in Rhino or Grasshopper ...