3D Building
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Direct Download - Ottawa 3D Buildings (2014) - shapefiles and Sketch Up files

  • Entire dataset: shapefile (11Mb), DGN (40Mb), and Sketch Up (67Mb)
  • For SketchUp and DGN files, it may be necessary to zoom to extents (SketchUp: Camera > Zoom; AutoCAD: Extents) in order to view the data

Direct Download - Ottawa 3D Buildings (2002-2012) - includes 3D surface file




The 3D buildings show a 3D representation of minor and major buildings in the downtown Ottawa area as well as a surface file (3D representation of the topography). 3D buildings includes the Carleton University campus. Years available:

  • 3D Buildings 2014 (major buildings only)
  • 3D Buildings 2012
  • ​3D Buildings 2002-2009
Data Producer:

City of Ottawa

Publication Date:
2009, 2012, 2014
Data Format:

Grid Coordinate System: Universal Transverse Mercator
Projection: Modified 3 Degree Transverse Mercator Zone 9
Horizontal Geodetic Datum: NAD83
Units: Metres and Square Metres
Spheroid: GRS80 6378137.0 m 6356752.314 m
Central Meridian: -76.5
Easting/Northing Unit: Metres
False Easting: 304800.0
False Northing: 0
Latitude of Origin: 0
Maximum Latitude: 80 00 00
Maximum Longitude: -75 00 00
Minimum Latitude: 0 0 00
Minimum Longitude: -78 00 00
Scale Factor: 0.9999

Authorized Users:
Carleton University students, faculty and staff

Users are required to sign a Data Use Agreement before files may be acquired. All use of the data shall acknowledge the City of Ottawa as the owner of copyright. Data is provided 'as is' and the City of Ottawa makes no warranties as to the condition, quality, completeness or freedom from error of any dataset, or its fitness for a particular use.

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