Shp Importer Not Importing Anything

shp

#1

I’m trying to get the shape files for a single block out of a larger data set

Larger data set:


https://maps-semcog.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/buildings-oakland

Image of Area I want:

Google Earth Link to Area I Want:
https://earth.app.goo.gl/BmP51d

Database:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1uiVPJAmrro0alscJZPvrOb7vuyzYJL__?usp=sharing

I’ve done this before using the shp importer that @jimhami42 built, but for some reason I can’t get it to work this time. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.

Here are my import settings:
31%20AM
59%20AM

It seems to complete the task pretty fast, but then it seems like there’s nothing imported. If I click zoom extents it just moves forward a little bit. The model info box suggests nothing was actually imported as well
55%20AM

Is there something obvious here that I’m doing wrong?


#2

Maybe my problem was that I wasn’t manually adding a building height? I tried putting in 10.0 and it was able to generate the structure footprints all at 10’ height, but since there’s height data (median_hgt) for each of the polygons, should this have already been generated from the database feature?


#3

The units are interpreted as inches. Your range of -83.200905 to -83.220619 is quite small. Try repeating the import with the scale set to something like 10,000 or so and see if that makes a difference.