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Client to download height information of Berlin from OpenData sources. Can compress on the fly.

Project description

Download Client for Berlin Geländemodelle

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Downloads Berlins' height information (Digitale Geländemodelle – ATKIS DGM - Höheninformationen), can compress them on the fly, and creates GeoJSON, CSV or txt files if desired.


What means 'Compress'

Compression means tiles, shaped as windows, are averaged. Because one subset of the data is of shape 2000x2000, the tile size, argument compress, have to divide 2000 without remainder.

The following image (Original) shows the structure of the data subsets (tiles).

Data Tiles

Getting Started

Follow these instructions to get the berlin-downloader up and running.


  • python 3.6 or greater
  • pip3


pip3 install berlin-opendata-downloader

or directly from the repository:

git clone
cd berlin-gelaendemodelle-downloader
python install

Example Usage

berlin_downloader download ~/berlin_height --compress 5 --keep_original --file-format csv --file-format geojson

Downloads and saves the data at ~/berlin_height as vsc and geojson file, as well as compressed csv and geojson files.

Thank You! :heart:

Many thanks to chrisschroer for the offline discussions and contributions.


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