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There are two shapefiles available for download:


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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 Buildings and Bridges 3D layers were created using aerial imagery from 2010, 2014, & 2018 flyovers. These models were built using photogrammetric processing by CyberCity 3D and in some cases enhanced or supplemented by in-house editing. The buildings in bridges have a level of detail (LOD) of 2.0 or better.

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NAD 1983 StatePlane Massachusetts Mainland FIPS 2001 Feet