Using Cesium for 3D Thematic Visualisations on the Web

Gede, Mátyás

Cesium (http://cesiumjs.org) is an open source, WebGL-based JavaScript library for virtual globes and 3D maps. It is an excellent tool for 3D thematic visualisations, but to use its full functionality it has to be feed with its own file format, CZML. Unfortunately, this format is not yet supported by any major GIS software. This paper intro- duces a plugin for QGIS, developed by the author, which facilitates the creation of CZML file for various types of visualisations. The usability of Cesium is also examined in various hardware/software environments.

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Gede, Mátyás: Using Cesium for 3D Thematic Visualisations on the Web. 2018. Copernicus Publications.

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