Cesium's 3D Tiling Pipeline consists of the leading tools for data providers and app developers to efficiently handle large, semantic, and complex 3D content for precise visualization at minute, local, or global scale.

Leverage this capability in the cloud with Cesium ion, or use the same tools to optimize your data on-premise. Stream to your CesiumJS apps for the fastest visualization at the best quality.

The fastest way to stream 3D

Optimize massive 3D data for the smoothest streaming experience with tools built to scale for lightning fast processing.

Reliable and automatable tools

Integrate ion's command line tools into on-premise workflows to reliably tile large datasets without losing fidelity.

Accurate and precise results

Measure, analyze, and make decisions with confidence based on visualizations as precise as your source data.

Point Clouds

Point Clouds

Visualize billions of points with millimeter precision

  • Faster streaming with efficient subdivision and point compression
  • Dynamically style with per-point attributes
  • Supports standard formats including LASer (.las, .laz)

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Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry

Stream massive textured 3D models

  • Faster streaming with adaptive subdivision and geometry-aware compression
  • Harness level of detail with mesh decimation preserving source fidelity
  • Supports standard formats including COLLADA (.dae) and Wavefront OBJ (.obj)

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BIM & CAD

BIM & CAD

Visualize massive design models at the highest detail

  • Visualize all types and sizes of design models from smart-cities to the nuts and bolts of an engine
  • Tiles exterior and interior BIM & CAD models
  • Preserves the appearance of models without losing details or precision
  • Photo-realistic visual quality using physically-based materials and image-based lighting
  • Supports open standards including COLLADA (.dae), Wavefront OBJ (.obj), and glTF (.gltf, .glb)

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3D Buildings

3D Buildings

Cities with millions of textured buildings

  • Faster streaming with adaptive subdivision and geometry-aware compression
  • Preserve feature metadata and analyze with interactive styling
  • Clamp buildings to terrain
  • Supports CityGML (.citygml, .xml, .gml) and KML/COLLADA (.kml, .kmz)

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Terrain

Terrain

Global-scale terrain in any projection

  • Fuse terrain from multiple sources with mosaicking
  • Added realism with lighting and water effects
  • Faster streaming with geometry-aware compression
  • Supports standard formats including USGS ASCII DEM (.dem), GeoTIFF (.tiff, .tif), and Cesium Terrain Database (.terraindb)

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Imagery

Imagery

High-resolution satellite, drone, and aerial imagery

  • Fuse imagery from multiple sources with mosaicking
  • Harness level of detail with widely supported streaming formats
  • Automatic reprojection
  • Supports standard formats including Floating Point Raster (.flt), GeoTIFF (.tiff, .tif), JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg), and PNG (.png)

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Interested in On-Premise 3D Tiling?

Email Tim Rivenbark for a demo.

tim@cesium.com