Friday, March 18, 2016

3D Print Your World

I bet you'd love to own a 3d model of your own neighborhood. Well ... now you can.

Print Your Neighborhood is a really simple tool for creating 3d models from Mapzen maps. The tool uses the building height data in Mapzen's vector map tiles to enable you to create a 3d map of any location on Earth. Just enter an address into Print Your Neighborhood and you can view a 3d map of the location. You can also use the inset map to adjust the location by selecting adjacent map tiles.

Once you have found a 3d scene that you like all you need to do is press the 'download' button to grab the .obj file. The file includes the building height, earth, water and landuse layers of your selected map tile.

Once you have downloaded your .obj file all you need is a 3d printer.

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