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Buildings and objects in Madrid, Spain generated from Open Street Map data in Flightgear 2018.
View over Barcelona, Spain showing buildings, roads, and objects generated from OSM data in Flightgear 2017

FlightGear (FlightGear.org, Wikipedia:FlightGear) is an open source flight simulator. Since November 2013, the official scenery of the simulator makes use of OSM line data.


The official scenery provides global coverage, by using a variety of data sources, including NASA's 3-arcsec SRTM data, GSHHS data and Corine Land Cover.

Buildings, aerials, etc. are placed according to obstructions data etc. See the FlightGear Scenery Object Database for some examples.

OpenStreetMap buildings and objects

Buildings, roads, power cables/pylons, railways, railway platforms, piers, and other man-made objects, as mapped in OSM, can be turned into 3D models for use in FlightGear scenery. This is done with a custom written python script. More information at the FlightGear wiki including generated objects for countries and regions available for download.

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Gallery (old work)

2005 - 2011