0 Programs 1 Data Resources 2 Getting Vector Data from Open Street Maps using Maperative 3 Getting Terrain Information from SRTM files into Rhino 4 Parsing OSM attributes and bringing vector files to Rhino i. http://maperitive.net/download/ – download Maperitive-latest.zip ii. http://www.rhino3d.com/download – Rhino 5 – trial version is fine iii. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Srtm2Osm – under the Download heading) * iv. http://hub.qgis.org/projects/quantum-gis/wiki/Download – This is for those that want to be able to sort through the attributes of OSM data in detail i.e. If you want to isolate only building vector data in Toronto with a particular height. vi. Geojson Extractor MAPERATIVE – Download “Maperative” from maperative.net. Unpack it. Run executable (.exe). – Using the map that loads, pan/zoom the viewport to the area you wish to export. – Go to Map >, “Set Geomtery Bounds”. This will setup a border around the region you wish to extract. – Map >, “Download OSM Data (Overpass API)”. This will download data from openstreetmaps.org and load it in maperative. Depending on files size this may take more or less time. The dialog box at bottom will indicate when it is complete. – On the bottom right side of Maperative, in the box titled “Map Sources”, you can now see two entries: “Web map (OSM mapnik)” and the .osm file. By clicking the stars to the left it is possible to turn off and on these layers. – The map can know be exported to .svg. “Tools” >, “Export to SVG (for Adobe Illustrator)”. Once this is complete, the .svg file of the region will be saved into the /output folder of Maperative. ILLUSTRATOR – Open in Illustrator and ungroup. From here you can open this with illustrator and begin to manipulate the vector. The file will contain, vectors outlines of buildings, roads, ferry routes, the streetnames, churches, schools, etc. From illustrator it is possible to export as .pdf, .dxf, jpg, etc and so it is possible to work with these files in AutoCad or other editors. SRTM2OSM – to open the command line interface, select the srtm2osm folder, hold shift, right click and select ‘Open command window from here’ – type Srtm2Osm.exe to see built in commands – example (exports region specified in osm permalink, cuts elevation every 10 meters, and exports files to filepath specified: Srtm2Osm.exe -bounds3 “http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=46.5929&lon=9.9554&zoom=14&layers=M” -step 10 -o C:UserssaeranDesktopdigitalmapwkshpstrmdata_ex.osm – Tools >, Generate contours – Tools >, Export 3D – here’s what to enter into the command line to specify the resolution of the mesh you will be exporting: help-commands export-3d mesh-points= (integer, optional) output-dir= (text, optional) export-3d mesh-points=1000 output-dir=C:UserssaeranDesktopdigitalmapwkshp 4 PARSING OSM ATTRIBUTES AND BRINGING VECTOR FILES TO RHINO OSM ->, QGIS ->, GEOJSON ->, RHINO VECTOR QGIS – go to plug-in-Manager tab, download the OSM plugin -import your .osm file through the OSM plugin -settings ->, project properties ->, CRS – WGS 84 / UTM 17 **IMPORTANT DO EVERYTHING FROM LAYER OPTIONS** – attribute table = tags LIKE ‘%building%’ AND tags LIKE ‘%building:levels%’ – save selected as vector file (select add to qgis) – save as map.geojson RHINO -then use geojson2rhino script to draw vector data (instructions on Wonderful work! That is the type of information that are meant to be shared around the net. Disgrace on Google for no longer positioning this post upper! Come on over and talk over with my site . Thank you =) Promoting computational discourse at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. Supervised by Philip Beesley. Source.