I was meandering so many places to find GIS data for Beijing, but it seems like I cannot get to any useful resources. Though I did get at least road, water shapefiles and outline of Beijing city.

Specifically, what I need is buildings and parcel (lots) maps to investigate site analysis in the Beijing CBD area.

  • Try asking this question on Open Data SE, perhaps they have better ideas. – Taras May 21 at 4:26

The Beijing extract of OSM data, which doesn't appear to have parcels or buildings, is available here: http://download.bbbike.org/osm/bbbike/Beijing/


You can try 'Open Street Map' data..


Use the 'single shapefile' link to obtain data...

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    Your answer would be much more helpful if it indicated how once could download the required data from OSM. Just giving a link to the OSM website isn't really helpful. – Devdatta Tengshe Apr 30 '13 at 10:57

I can not add a comment. search in this lab website https://www.beijingcitylab.com/data-released-1/external-data/ for your desired data

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