Google 3d tiles and OSM buildings


I am new to this, so please bear with me. I currently using Google 3d tiles and arial view APIs with unity and cesium, but I want to use OSM buildings instead as they don’t look distorted. Can I

1 - Use OSM buildings tile set instead of the Google tile set? If yes, please point me in the right direction?

2 - Can use both together?

3 - Is OSM tile set a free or paid up version?

Thank you

Hi @zardtomcat, welcome to the community!

Cesium OSM Buildings is available in the Asset Depot in Cesium ion. You can search for it and click the + icon to add the dataset to your account.

Since this only contains the building data, you’ll want to combine this with a terrain dataset, like Cesium World Terrain – also on the asset depot.

Cesium World Terrain and Cesium OSM Buildings are available to all ion users, even community accounts! You can check out the pricing page here for more information about the data and streaming limits for your account tier.

Though you can technically use OSM Buildings with Google Photorealistic 3D Tiles, they may not look good together. Many cities in Photorealistic 3D Tiles include photogrammetry of their buildings, which can overlay with their appearance in OSM Buildings. However, OSM Buildings may include building data in areas where there are none in Photorealistic 3D Tiles. So the quality depends on what areas of the world you’re trying to view.

Let me know if you have any follow-up questions or concerns!

Thank you, this makes sense. In my cesium tab, I can see the followings:

Which of the “Cesium world terrains” I need to add to the OSM buildings?

Thank you