Boston 3D Building Model Updates

GIS File Name: Bos3D_Bldg_Updates_YYYYMMDD

Updated: July 2020

Formats: SketchUp 2015 (.skp), Wavefront OBJ (.obj)

Description and Organization

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) maintains a 3D model of the city as a visualization and analytical tool for understanding ideas related to the future of neighborhoods. The BPDA shares the Boston 3D city model in several formats intended to facilitate collaboration between diverse communities who have an interest in understanding places in the city as they have changed or as they may be changed. Find an overview of the BPDA's city model sharing strategy in Boston 3D User Guide.

Updates are issued as city-wide collections of 3D models accompanied by a table of attribute information describing the model and its status. See Boston 3D Building Models for the description and organization of the Boston 3D Bulding Update data-sets.

Download Building Model Updates

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Update Name / Date.SKP Format.OBJ Format
BOS3D_Bldg_Updates_20200706 .skp .obj

A discussion of these formats is provided in the Boston 3D User Guide

Coordinate System

See the Bos3D User Guide for more discussion of the BOS_Shift Coordinate System.

Projected Coordinate System: State Plane Massachusetts Mainland FIPS 2001 Feet, NAD1983
Coordinate offsets: 732,200 feet West and 2,902,900 feet South.
Vertical Coordinate System: NAVD 88 Feet (Height)