Monday, June 04, 2018

OSM Virtual Reality

You can now explore OpenStreetMap in virtual reality. VR Map displays OpenStreetMap data as a virtual reality environment with 3D buildings and trees. You can move around this demo VR Map using your keyboard's arrow keys (or the W,A,S,D keys) and by using your mouse to pan around the scene.

Currently VR Map allows you to explore only a small area of Vienna, Austria. However if you fork VR Map on GitHub you can change the initial map coordinates to any location in the world. The virtual reality environment uses an OpenStreetMap tile layer as the ground layer. Buildings tagged in OSM are extruded to its height tag, or to 15 metres if the building doesn't have a height defined. Trees are rendered using the OSM tags for height, circumference and diameter_crown.

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