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Lower Manhattan Cityscape

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Licence CC BY
Publication date 2019-06-28 at 11:36
Published to Thingiverse on: 2016-10-25 at 05:41
Design number 62250
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  • LowerManhattan_CD1_MERGE.stl

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3D model description

This is a 3D model of Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States.

Three publicly-available, fully-open-access geospatial datasets were downloaded, compiled, and minimally processed to produce this model:

  • New York City Building Footprints -- NYC Open Data
  • New York City Community Districts -- NYC Open Data
  • New York State 1 Meter Digital Elevation Model (DEM) -- NYS Orthos Online

Data were downloaded on October 12, 2016 and were the most current data available for those geographic features on that date.

The open source geographic information systems (GIS) software platform QGIS, along with its open source plugin, Qgis2threejs, were used to process, manipulate, and ultimately produce the model.

Building footprints were vertically exaggerated by a magnitude of three (x 3).

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