Worldwide GIS database

A worldwide map containing downloadable geolocated, data-rich shapefiles is now available on the OpenStreetMap site. The information is exported as an .osm file, a type of XML file that can be read and dynamically imported by CityEngine. While the information contained in the geo-database consists of base layers from mapquest (street centerlines, street widths, building footprints and heights, religious centers, hospitals, bike paths, public transportation lines, parks, etc.), it is a useful resource for generating data-rich base models from actual conditions. A tutorial describing how to import this file type (among other file types) and generate city-wide 3D geometry in CityEngine can be found here:

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