HERE Map Content Developer's Guide

3D Buildings Layer

Self-contained layer that defines the 3D physical structure of buildings including height, ground elevation, building type and display class.

The 3D buildings layer represents a finer level of detail of the 2D footprints included in the building footprint layer in HERE Essential Map. Only those buildings for which 3D data is available are included in the 3D Buildings layer.

The shapes of the buildings are described using so-called Building Prisms, which are 3-dimensional geometries with height and ground clearance. Building Prisms can be single or multi-prisms, depending on the building structure.

Building names are included where available. Each building is identified by a Building Type.