1. Guide: Working with OpenStreetMap in Lumion 7 Pro
This article applies to Lumion 7 Pro.
Please click on the link below if you're using Lumion 8 Pro:
Knowledge Base: Guide: Working With OpenStreetMap in Lumion 8 Pro and newer
Lumion 7 Pro and above integrates OpenStreetMap to provide rapid in-context and masterplan content to a visualization.
- This feature makes it possible to import buildings, roads, water, green spaces, and transit infrastructure as simple 3D shapes.
- Rapidly add a whole suburb or city area to your visualization.
- Simply search for the location and download the map directly in to Lumion.
- This feature is currently in a beta status, and does not include satellite imagery and elevation data (DEM).
2. Here's how
2.1: Click on the Terrain mode button followed by the OpenStreetMap on/off button.
2.2: Click on the Pick GPS Coordinate button.
2.3: Click on the Search field to type in a place name or click anywhere on the map to place or move the GPS Coordinate pin.
- Hold down the left mouse-buttton to pan.
- Use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in/out.
2.4: Drag the Map Range slider to adjust the area that will be downloaded. You may notice that the Map Range in kilometers/miles varies depending on the chosen location. This is due to the way cartography works as Earth (a spherical planet) has been projected onto a two-dimensional map.
2.5: The red square is the area that will be downloaded and the triangular, blue arrow represents the camera position in your Lumion Scene, relative to the red square:
2.6: Click on the Download button to download the chosen area and wait for the download process to finish:
2.7: This whole area was built in a couple of minutes (download and finalization speeds are dependent on Map Range (size), your location and your local connection speeds):
2.8: Click on the tickboxes to show or hide water, earth, buildings, land-use and roads:
2.9: Click on the Change Appearance button to select a different look for the OpenStreetMap model:
2.10: If you place an Imported Model within the OpenStreetMap model, the OpenStreetMap model will be hidden below the Imported Model. Please see the following article for tips on how to work with these cut-outs:
2.11: Use the Buildings minimal height slider to adjust the height of OpenStreetMap buildings that use default heights (i.e. not correct heights from the real world):
Knowledge Base: How do you resolve OpenStreetMap errors?
Video Tutorial: Build Mode: Use OpenStreetMap