Cities by only buildings

Posted by schleuss on 26 July 2016 in English (English)

Just a quick post here:

Maning Sambale already posted about the meta data added by Los Angeles Building Import. We’ve imported more than 1.2 million buildings and we were flattered to talk about our work at last weekend’s State of the Map. You can see our slides here.

But what I find particularly interesting is how this building data stacks up against other city imports. These maps show any polygon tagged as building=value. Feedback welcome.

sanfrancisco newyork chicago seattle bakersfield portland austin la-jan1 la-jul23

Location: Historic Core District, Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, CA 90013, USA

Comment from Glassman on 27 July 2016 at 05:50

Jon, Sorry I missed your talk. Can’t wait to see the video.

The Latest LA data looks very rich. Do you have a breakdown of building=*?


Comment from Chetan_Gowda on 27 July 2016 at 12:06

This is amazing!! @schleuss

Comment from saikabhi on 27 July 2016 at 12:11

This is incredible @schleuss! Just showed how much more valuable was added to OSM during the LA building import.

Comment from redsteakraw on 27 July 2016 at 12:21

I would love if you did this for New Haven, it has nearly 100% building coverage non import pure community effort.

Comment from nmixter on 29 July 2016 at 00:51

Great job! Maybe someday every building from San Francisco to L.A. will be in OSM. Let’s do San Jose next.

Comment from schleuss on 30 July 2016 at 18:08


Thanks! I do have a breakdown somewhere. Let em see if I can dig it up.

@redsteakraw I’ll look at it. And I should probably make a post describing how to do it.

Thanks all!

Comment from ediyes on 4 August 2016 at 15:04

Awesome work !!

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