[Imports] Uploading Rotterdam 3D Buildings to OSM

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Thu Jul 4 15:25:36 UTC 2019

Hi Carlos,

did you see my reply to your mail on the OSM2World mailing list a few
days ago?


On 04.07.19 16:39, Carlos Mestre wrote:
> I would like to upload a dataset containing all the buildings (in 3D) of
> Rotterdam, Netherlands. I received the data from their GIS department,
> and they agreed to this request. 

To help you with your questions, it would be important to know what the
data looks like. Can you share more details or maybe show us a few
examples? The reason I'm emphasizing this point is that 3D buildings in
OSM work a bit differently from many of the formats which are common in
GIS and computer graphics.

If the dataset is in fact suitable for importing into OSM (including
legally – it's unfortunately easy to get the required permissions
wrong), you can learn more about the process in the Import Guidelines¹
as well as the Automated Edits Code of Conduct².


¹ https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Guidelines
² https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Automated_Edits_code_of_conduct

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