One of the first and easiest tasks you can do is choosing a background to build your project on. 

Importing from Templates

Let’s get started by opening the Templates tool. Look for the globe icon on the right side of your screen.

What to choose…

OpenCities Planner comes pre-installed with several Template options.

  • Grid – This is the default grid you see for new projects.
  • Flat Ground – A plain flat surface
  • OpenStreetMap – You’ll find several different ‘OSM’ options, with different styles as well as optional terrain and buildings.
  • Custom – You can create your own Templates too. Those will be listed here as well.

Task: Add a background to your project. Choose your own, or one of the free OSM options.


Not every region in OSM includes 3D Buildings yet. They’re being released on a continual basis. Drop us a line if you want to know more about a specific location.

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