[OSM-dev] OSM-3D tagging info

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Fri Dec 16 09:21:44 GMT 2011

3d tagging is not widely supported. I think it’d be of questionable value.


What software are you using to convert, and what’s the license of the data?


Just a reminder, don’t forget to follow the import guidelines, which
includes discussing with the local community and imports at openstreetmap.org.



From: Ander Pijoan [mailto:ander.pijoan at deusto.es] 
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2011 1:10 AM
To: dev at openstreetmap.org
Subject: [OSM-dev] OSM-3D tagging info


Hi everyone:


My name is Ander Pijoan and I'm a student at the University of Deusto. We
are working on an application to convert data from a goverment database
called Catastro (which has been openned to all users little time ago) to osm
format in order to do massive imports. This database contains all the urban
and rustical info about landuse, buildings... and lots of interesting things
to add like sub_stations, amenities or even streetlamps and trees.


Here is the wiki where you can follow the project:


For big cities maybe there is stuff that is not necessary to import but for
small villages its a great improvement. The conversion part is almost ready
but we have one bit missing, the building tagging for 3d renderers to render
propperly. We've seen you will have an OSM Dev weekend but we don't know if
we will be able to attend.


Example of current data stored in OSM: http://i.imgur.com/vComo.png

Data we can import from Catastro: http://i.imgur.com/kqCex.jpg


The tags on the wiki related to 3D rendering are quite reduced for all the
information Catastro database gives. We have information about part of a
building are balconies, terraces, porchs... http://i.imgur.com/i6LJ5.png


So our question is if there are some more tags already "standarized" or
recommended for this data, it is expected to have some or we should make
some operations to calculate the shape it should draw on 3d and type it like
min-height and height.


Thanks a lot, Cheers.



Ander Pijoan Lamas

Ingeniero Técnico en Informática de Gestión

Universidad de Deusto



Email:  <mailto:ander.pijoan at deusto.es> ander.pijoan at deusto.es

Móvil: +34 664471228


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