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Free CAD files of 241 cities

bdon

I've prepared 241 CAD files of metropolitan areas around the world, in .DXF format. 

http://bdon.org/cad/

These files have layers for roads, buildings footprints, parks and more. They're scaled to meters in project coordinates.

This is a first release, so I'm looking for feedback on how these can be more useful to the Archinect community.

Thanks!

 
Aug 4, 14 12:46 pm
sameolddoctor

Oh Wow, thats awesome, thanks!

Aug 4, 14 5:37 pm

Thank you!

Aug 4, 14 9:40 pm
Olaf Design Ninja_

Insanely awesome, good stuff.

Aug 4, 14 10:34 pm
Olaf Design Ninja_

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Aug 4, 14 11:05 pm
trying2build

Great, nice work.

Aug 4, 14 11:18 pm
threadkilla

good stuff.
thanks!

Aug 5, 14 12:06 am

Absolutely fantastic!

Aug 5, 14 9:50 pm
LITS4FormZ
Thank you!
Aug 5, 14 9:52 pm
Chch

Fantastic, thanks. I'm curious though: what's the copyright attribution requirement on this?

Aug 7, 14 7:33 pm
bdon

Hi Chch,

The guidelines for attribution of OpenStreetMap data are here:

http://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/License#How_should_I_attribute_you.3F

Aug 7, 14 7:44 pm
larslarson

As an aside... One thing I noticed was that the Pantheon is missing in the Rome map... At least I think it is.

Aug 7, 14 8:05 pm
SneakyPete

You can use this with the contours from http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/viewer/ to make 3d models.

 

Search for the location you want, select the rectangle you want to download, select "US Topo", enter an email (legit, they send a link), log in, download, then use illustrator to go in and extract the contour lines. keep the graphical scale when you export to dwg so you can scale it up to its proper size, then align with the city map and bob's your uncle. 

Aug 8, 14 3:59 pm

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