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So now it can actually render streets too :) (And i've cleaned up the code... will deploy to github soon)
The data for this view is actually dynamic, it is fetched directly from a database, in theory I could build that thing to chunk load

Does anybody know if and how OpenStreetMap stores heights of buildings?

@blub oh cool somehow i did miss that in my research... thanks for the link, let's see how i can use this. It seems I should build the 3D geometry on the server side because it can be much more complex to do than just extruding the ground planes... This calls for a more structured approach :D

@dunkelstern
AFAIK osmbuildings.org dies it in the clientside. But something that is still missing at the 3D universe is a floss #citygml exporter!

@blub am not a gis expert, who uses cityGML and for what purposes? I mean it's XML which is a bit complex to work with and usually not the most space saving format.

@dunkelstern
It wraps 3D sceneries (elevation, buildings, cityfurnitures, ...) and adds semantics (e.g. this are roof faces).

There is a existing ecosystem e.g. NASA #worldwind viewer, DB schemas, tile servers etc. but there is no way to translate OSM data to this 3D GIS world -.- Would be great benefit and fill a gap.

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