Import Shapefiles with DynamoGIS

A few months ago, I posted about how you could use the Elk package to bring GIS data from Open Street Map into Dynamo. Open Street Map is a great resource if you do not have access to other GIS data. But if you do have other GIS data, such as shapefiles, then Elk is not very useful.

However, there is another package that can import shapefiles into Dynamo: DynamoGIS. For some reason, this package does not appear on the package manager website, but you can find it if you search the package manager from inside Dynamo.

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Elk Mapping in Dynamo

Have you ever wanted to get GIS mapping data into Revit? Well now you can with Elk for Dynamo, created by Timothy Logan at HKS. Elk was originally available only for Grasshopper, but now it is also available as a Dynamo package, which allows you to create Revit geometry from Terrain data and OSM files.

This is a must-have package for anyone who works in Revit at the urban design and planning scale.

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