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3D Model

Explore the City in 3D


The City of Cambridge has been working with 2D GIS data for more than 20 years. Over the last few years, many of the technical challenges of working with 3D data within the GIS framework have improved significantly as both GIS software and computer hardware have evolved. 3D content is no longer limited to robust desktop computers, but can now be displayed in interactive maps and Web scenes on a Citywide scale.

How to Start

Explore the City's Visualizations 

3D Web Scenes are browser based applications that allow us to capture our 3D data and create visualizations of that data. 3D web scenes can allow you to pan and zoom around a model or take a tour through a specific project or area. We have several models that are in development. 

Download 3D Data to Make Your Own Visualizations

Cambridge GIS already offers over 150 2D data downloads and now they are working on creating new methods for you to get access to 3D data models too. The team is designing a tool to allow you to select a section of the city and download all the data for that area. Visit the 3D Data Download site for more information.

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