Does anyone have/know where I can find a shapefile/dataset of the building footprints of the city of Guayaquil in Ecuador?

this type of information is so hard to get here in Ecuador. I went through all of the government database pages but there is none containing the information i am looking for.


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Geofabrik has shapefiles you can download of OpenStreetMap data. It looks like building outlines in Guayaquil are pretty sparse, but it could get you started.

Shapefiles are available at http://download.geofabrik.de/south-america/ecuador.html (Edit: Actually shapefiles aren't available for Ecuador strangely as mentioned in Mapperz comment. You will have to convert the pbf file)

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  • Thank you Matthew! and yes, data in Ecuador is very hard to find. I think I am going directly to the institution in charge of city planning!
    – Marco Sosa
    Jun 14, 2017 at 18:13
  • Did this answer work, or are you still looking for other potential sources for the building footprints? Jul 13, 2017 at 2:33

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