I have OSM data (2D) data from Geofabrik now i need 3D building data for my study. I found one web server where i got OSM 3D buildings https://osmbuildings.org. Now i need to either crawl this data and convert it into json file which i can use it in QGIS. Anyone having idea how i can get this kind of 3D building data which i can fetch it in QGIS.


The .osm.pbf data from Geofabrik conatins ALL OSM data, including the 3D information to render the buildings.

You just need the suitable rendering software for it. https://osmbuildings.org/developer/ and http://osm2world.org/download/ are some of them.

The only thing that is not incorporated is elevation data of the Earth surface. You would need SRTM or similar if you want that rendered too.

  • 2
    Note that shapefiles from Geofabrik don't contain all data as far as I know. Planet dumps and extracts however do contain everything. – scai Aug 23 '16 at 7:15
  • Your first link is now broken (HTTP error 500). – Ruslan Oct 10 '17 at 16:17
  • @Ruslan fixed for now. – AndreJ Oct 10 '17 at 19:05

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.