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LA County buildings being loaded into OpenStreetMap (in 3D!)

Since we made our Building Outlines public a few years ago, I have received requests here and there for that information in order to load that information into Open StreetMap (OSM).  The scope of the project is huge (over 3,o00,000 buildings) and OSM doesn’t allow, as far as I know, the ability to just upload a massive file (that would make this really easy).  So I figured it would never get done.

But I was wrong!!!  MapTime LA has been working on this over the past few months, and I wanted to give them kudos for embarking on this massive project.  Jon Schleuss from the group (and LA Times) let me know that they are progressing well, and even kept the height attributes that we had requested, which allows the buildings to be visualized in 3D!!  He passed along a link which will show the buildings the way that I hoped they could be shown!

Take a look in a WebGL browser like Internet Explorer

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