3D Smart Model

The Boston Planning and Development Agency's city-wide 3D Smart Model has been divided into one-kilometer tiles and exported to popular exchange formats for use in design-oriented tools. Click the 'i'  for information on each file type. You can search on an address or navigate using the zoom to your area of interest. The City of Boston, DoIT through Analyze Boston, and BostonMaps Open Data offer many GIS 2D data downloads, and the BPDA has been providing CAD 3D data download  through our Urban Design Technology Group (UDTG) website, but now we are able to provide 3D Data in a variety of design-oriented formats such as COLLADA DAE, DXF and SketchUp (SKP).

If you are looking for simplified 3D building files (in .Max, .OBJ and .DWG format) with no topographical data, organized by Boston neighborhood, please see the Urban Design Technology Group Downloads and Submissions page.

3D Data Download Map

Check out our Boston 3D Data Download map to download FREE data in a variety of different formats. This interactive map allows you to find 3D data to download.

Disclaimer: The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) recognizes the value and benefit gained by sharing Geospatial data. Although the BPDA has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate data, the Agency makes no representations or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or currency of the information provided. The BPDA provides this data as is and with all faults, and makes no warranty of any kind. Each user is responsible for determining the suitability of the data for their intended use or purpose. Neither the City, the BPDA nor its affiliates, employees, or agents shall be liable for any loss or injury caused in whole or in part by use of any data obtained from this website. The geospatial data is updated and modified on a regular basis and users are encouraged to report any errors to the BPDA.

Citywide Data

Multiple tiles can be downloaded and meshed together but we also have an option for a Citywide Data download in the following format:

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