Blender minimal version : 2.8
Mac users warning : currently the addon does not work on Mac with Blender 2.80 to 2.82. Please do not report the issue here, it's already solved with Blender 2.83. Check the bug report.
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GIS datafile import : Import in Blender most commons GIS data format : Shapefile vector, raster image, geotiff DEM, OpenStreetMap xml.
There are a lot of possibilities to create a 3D terrain from geographic data with BlenderGIS, check the Flowchart to have an overview.
Exemple : import vector contour lines, create faces by triangulation and put a topographic raster texture.
Grab geodata directly from the web : display dynamics web maps inside Blender 3d view, requests for OpenStreetMap data (buildings, roads ...), get true elevation data from the NASA SRTM mission.
And more : Manage georeferencing informations of a scene, compute a terrain mesh by Delaunay triangulation, drop objects on a terrain mesh, make terrain analysis using shader nodes, setup new cameras from geotagged photos, setup a camera to render with Blender a new georeferenced raster.