City map for laser cut how to create please help

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(Iam Architecture Studio) #1

Hello, maybe somebody can help to explain how can i do city map for laser cut.


thank you very much


#2

This is actually simpler to do than what it looks like. You can achieve something similar with any GH add on that supports GIS (Geographic information system) data.

This data is often found in official governmental pages, generally free. For more specific data there are private companies that do this kind of mappings. (streets, topography, etc).

https://opendata.cityofnewyork.us/data/


These add ons are rather simple to use and you can find youtube tutorials.
Basically, the data is stored as points in a particular order, and when you create a polygon or a polyline from these points, all the geometry appears.

Then you simply send the file to laser cutting.
Hope it helps you to get started.