CAD map of NYC


does anyone happen to have a CAD map of NYC? We need something as a reference for a studio project...


Aug 29, 06 8:05 am
Chase Dammtor

i'm looking for this too. only found a bunch of SHP files of everything, but i don't have anything that will convert those to DWGs.

Sep 3, 07 9:38 am

sent you an email...

Sep 3, 07 10:03 am
Sir Arthur Braagadocio

i have all 5 boroughs, but the other way to get it is at:

*.ai files export to *.dwg in Illustrator

have a 3d model of Manhatten as well, if needed.

Sep 3, 07 10:11 am
Chase Dammtor

hey, can't quite figure out your link - they dont seem to have anything in illustrator format.

Sep 3, 07 12:19 pm
Sir Arthur Braagadocio

i think its been changed since the last time i downloaded something from (3 years ago??)

this should work

Sep 3, 07 1:15 pm
Sir Arthur Braagadocio

now AI CSII and V11 might not work, I know AI V 10 and CSI work for conversion...

last resort just email me and I'll give a link to download in CAD format (2007)...the files are huge

Sep 3, 07 1:17 pm

my file is too big to email (35mb)...ideas?

its only of manhattan, so you might not want it anyway.

Sep 3, 07 2:23 pm
Chase Dammtor

oh thanks justavisual, but i need brooklyn!

Sep 3, 07 3:31 pm

meta - just sent you an email on this...

Mar 15, 08 12:40 pm

hey, i'm looking for the same: CAD and 3d maps. anyone?

Jun 5, 08 11:41 pm

why doesn't archinect set up an online archive of useful things like this?

1) cad maps of cities
2) cad blocks
3) photoshop entourage

Jun 5, 08 11:47 pm

that would be not only helpful but marketable

Jun 6, 08 12:03 am

just been searching for manhattan maps and dug this back up, does anyone have .dwgs of this area (since I dont have GIS)? that will be MUCH appreciated! thanks!

Jan 16, 10 9:56 pm

i think its posted on the website
if you can locate the shape files (.SHP), you can convert it to dwg with FME (its a 14 day evaluation,

Jan 17, 10 2:08 pm


Jan 18, 10 2:36 am

oops didnt see gonads response

Jan 18, 10 2:57 am

thanks, guys.

Jan 18, 10 11:24 am

Could i get that file too. There are large file sharing websites like megaupload, rapidshare, dropbox, and yousendit that can host the file for sharing.


May 27, 10 12:31 pm

Hey everyone, I need a CAD or vector map of NYC too—but specifically for the building footprints in Manhattan and the defining bodies of water surrounding. (and the other boroughs if possible). I do not need streets, parks, etc.

Additionally, I need building footprint maps for the following cities if anyone has them:

Los Angeles
Hong Kong
Mexico City
Sao Paulo
San Francisco


Aug 2, 10 5:55 pm

hey everybody I searched everywhere on internet for The Bronx map in vector/CAD form I am not able to find anything. Could someone please help

Feb 3, 12 11:49 am

Hey everybody.  I know it has been awhile since this conversation took place but is there anyone who has a detailed DWG of the 5 boroughs in CAD format?

Aug 2, 12 11:48 am

Sir Arthur, 

i am looking for a CAD drawing of Manhattan.  Can you point me to one?  thanks.

Sep 28, 12 6:21 pm

hello all, I came across this forum also searching for a DWG. The one posted above is pretty decent and includes all 5 boros however its not quite as accurate as the following, which is for now of Manhattan only (plus the perimeter shorelines of NJ and BK)

the last post on this page of the forum contains a link that will start an automatic download. its a rather large file which is why I haven't reposted it elsewhere. 

I agree with nb072 above, we should find a way to contact archinect and see if they can't create a resources section as I'm sure many could use this amongst other helpful files and it'd clean up the forums quite a bit. Further a centrally located DWG could be updated by many over time and ultimately include all boros - each contributing their sites to slowly build it up. For now all my sites are in Manhattan but in the future I'll return here if I end up drawing details in BK and so on, and attach an updated file. 

Jan 21, 13 1:19 pm


can anybody send me the cad map of NYC please?


Apr 3, 13 11:21 am

Hi allllll,

I need the cad map too, and really appreciate if any one can email it to me!

The links above are not working any more and its a while Im looking for it:(


Sep 12, 13 2:02 pm
Andrew Hite

I'm also looking for a cad map of manhattan
any help would be great

Nov 6, 13 9:15 pm


I followed all the links on and the website that was originally hosting it no longer exist, so I can't figure out a way to download it. 

If anyone knows of a location of this file it would be greatly beneficial to my thesis. 

Thanks in advance for your help. 

Jan 8, 14 6:22 pm



this post ist already a few years old thus most links do not exist anymore. I am currently finishing my master degree and my thesis is a waterfront museum in Brooklyn. I really need .ai or .dwg plans for that...

Can anyone help please?


Thank you very much in advance!!!




Apr 25, 14 3:36 am
Olaf Design Ninja_

here you go - all 5 boroughs, blocks and street, not lots...DWG





Staten Island

Apr 25, 14 11:04 pm

Wow Olaf! That is great! Thank you so much!

I really appreciate your help!!!

If you happen to have streets and building footprints of lower Manhattan and Brooklyn I would love to have those too..

Thank you so much. I hope I can return the favour at some point!

Best Pat

May 1, 14 8:19 am
Arth Shah

Thanks Olaf...... It is such a great.... It will help me so much in urban research...... Thank you again.....


Aug 9, 14 7:50 am
Olaf Design Ninja_

Pink Patrick and Arth another Archinect thread posted this website

The DXF files can be opened in CAD and saved as DWG and they show all the building

so between the block map with streets and the BDON website you can assemble the entire thing.

Aug 9, 14 8:01 am

Thank you Olaf, I'm starting my thesis on the city of NYC and those links are very useful! 

Do you know where I could find a 3D model of Manhattan? 

Best - /Q

Oct 3, 14 9:26 am
Olaf Design Ninja_

Email me

Oct 3, 14 7:06 pm

Thanks! Olaf! 

Jan 6, 15 1:11 am

I think Bronx is corrupted and is there a way to get the union city file aswell.?

Jan 6, 15 8:17 pm

Olaf! Your DWG of Manhattan really helps me a lot! I'm now startng to design  a high rise as  master project in Manhattan. Could you please send to me also the 3D models per Email? thanks!!!!!!!!

Apr 25, 15 5:29 pm

antonela_10_7@hotmail dwg of Manhattan please !!!

Apr 13, 16 4:05 pm

Apr 13, 16 4:05 pm
Non Sequitur


Apr 13, 16 4:08 pm

Hi Olaf. I'm trying to download your dwg of Queens posted on april25, 2014, but it doesn't work. Could you please send me it by email to Thank you!!

Apr 27, 16 11:25 am

I have the DWG of all 5 boroughs in one file.  It is over 230 MB so dropbox or similar would be needed to download.  Can some one let me know if there is a better way to share the file?

Apr 27, 16 4:44 pm


I'm an architect student looking for a cad file of Manhattan for a project I'm working on. I've tried various links found online which have not been much help. If someone could send me the file to my drop box: that would be much appreciated!

Thanks in advance

May 1, 16 11:52 am

Hi everyone !!

I also need a cad fil of Manhattan for a project. It would be perfect if it could include not only streets but also buildings footprints. If someone can help me :

Thanks in advance : ) 

May 26, 16 12:44 pm

Hello Everyone,

I am an architecture student working on my thesis taking place in Lower Manhattan. I have been looking everywhere (without much luck) for a 3D file of lower Manhattan along with the the Topography. If anyone has any information or files that would help, please email at

I would really appreciate the help! Thank you!

Jul 1, 16 10:10 am

Here you can find some free vector maps of different cities and countries and also buy some, not so expensive!

Aug 7, 16 6:33 pm

Anyone have a cad file of the Bronx Borough displaying the topo mapping and features?


Please and THanks

Dec 7, 16 12:42 pm

dear all, 

would somebody share autocad map of manhattan with me? would appreciate it a lot.

if there is someone, here is my address >


Aug 23, 17 11:31 am

there is a map on Google Earth one can import it into "autocad" and then presto one has an "autocad" map of manhattan.


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