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The City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Geographic Information System (GIS) City-Wide 3D project provides a detailed three-dimensional model including the terrain, groundplan and buildings of the city.

The buildings layer was developed from stereo photogrammetric methods, capturing the roof-details larger than 1 Meter with a precision of about 10 centimeters. The roof-print of the building is projected to a terrain model to create a 3D building volume. This dataset can be opened with GIS Applications by ESRI, including ArcScene and ArcGIS Pro.


This buildings model is useful as a visual reference for the shape and location of buildings. It can be used as a setting for design studies, and solar roof analysis.

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The C3D_Buildings layer was initially built using aerial photography from April 2010 by Infotec USA. 80 buildings were added based on imagery from April 2014. Photogrammetric development of the 3D building models was conducted by CyberCity 3D.

Coordinate System

NAD 1983 StatePlane Massachusetts Mainland FIPS 2001 Feet