Use this command line tool to tile your terrain data from a wide array of input formats into quantized mesh for the most efficient streaming and visualization with CesiumJS.
The terrain tiler command line interface is easy to integrate into any platform, including Linux, Windows, AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure. It's built from the ground up for performance and optimized for the best visual experience and precision. Convert your raw terrain data into an efficient tileset by running a single command.
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Fuse terrain from multiple sources
Mosaicking allows you to bring together various terrain data sources in different formats into a unified tileset.
Preserve your highest-resolution data with irregular mesh geometry. This allows merging different resolutions without upsampling to the maximum resolution.
Optimize for fast streaming
Hierarchical level of detail tiles are generated for smooth streaming and optimal load times in CesiumJS. Simplified meshes are loaded when viewed from far away, and higher resolution tiles seamlessly replace lower resolution ones as needed.
The precisely computed geometric error captures the visual accuracy of the simplified mesh and allows it to be shown only at distances when there is no discernible difference.
The terrain tiler also includes options to use geometry aware compression without losing precision. This achieves far better compression rates than general purpose algorithms like gzip. Decoding in CesiumJS is fast and makes use of GPU acceleration and web workers for parallel speedup.
Add realism with visual extensions
The terrain tiler can optionally compute the additional attributes needed to create water and terrain lighting effects at visualization time.
These add visual realism and are treated as extensions, allowing you to pick and choose the visual features needed for your application, and leading to more compact tile requests.
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