Create a city

Is it possible to create my city from getting a Google Earth view of it and tracing it or something like that?
I want to be able to do this so I could make a good map of a city in Unreal Engine 4.10.4

@GigasoftDo you mean with trace making 3D stuff out of the 2D map?
That would be cool!
You can use any picture inside UE4 and with heightmapinfo, you even could create terrain with that, but a city…
How much detail should it have, people and cars too?
That would be really a great extension!
Use Blender and build your city, or generate it procedural.

Yes it would be cool, but I don’t know if possible, The landscape tool in Unreal Engine sucks, lol even something small like creating a river is a chore

What improvements would you like to see in the landscape tool?


I would like something like the terrain editor in SimCity or the Sims 3.
I would like something that makes realistic mountains and all of that.

ahemm how realistic?
I like that piece very much.

I like that too but its hard to create something like that

Well tbh that’s just what you get with real editing tools. Ingame landscaping tools work well and so easily because those systems were engineered within really limited constraints. They’re a component of gameplay. These are worldbuilding tools for allowing high quality artist’s work. It’s hard, but that’s the reality of how the work goes.

There are programs like worldmachine that help generate refined results and you may find interest in exploring that side of things.