Since 2009, the Business Location Center in Berlin has been successfully using 3D city models to virtually represent the economic region of Berlin. Until 2018, a building-oriented LoD2 model of Berlin was used for 3D presentations; as of 2019, a 3D mesh model was used which was automatically derived from a survey flight.
As part of the Open Data Initiative of the state of Berlin, the Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Public Enterprises has made both 3D models available to download for free.
Differences and key figures of the two models
3D mesh model
Building-oriented LoD2 model
Based on a photo flight from August 2020
Initial version 2007-2009, last updated in 2014 based on a photo flight from summer 2013
Textured, comprehensive 3D mesh model without building information
More tan 560,000 textured individual buildings based on ALKIS floor plans with roof structures (LoD2 model)
Original file format
OBJ and skins (tiled)
CityGML and skins
Tile by tile as OBJ per interactive selection in the download portal
|By district as CityGML (as a ZIP archive) or per interactive selection in the download portal in various formats|
Download the original CityGML files for Berlin’s districts
You can download the original files of the old, building-oriented LoD2 model for the individual districts (CityGML format, skins as ZIP archive) here. Please read and accept our terms and conditions, before you can download the data file:
Additional geographic base data such as aerial images, can be found at the Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development.