We are pleased to announce the release of Cesium 1.8.
- Added a new Sandcastle demo, Interpolation, which illustrates time-dynamic position interpolation options and uses the new VelocityOrientationProperty to orient an aircraft in flight.
- Added support for the KML visibility element.
- Added Entity.show, a boolean for hiding or showing an entity and its children.
- Deprecated the smallterrain tileset. It will be removed in 1.11. Use the STK World Terrain tileset.
For the full list of changes, see the change log.
Other Cesium news from March
- We’re showcasing several new apps on the Cesium website. Check out Windows on Earth, G.E.O., Divvy.Vision, and EclipseTracks.
- Christopher Clark, creator of EclipseTracks, made significant contributions to the CZML Python Library and also released eclipsescraper for scraping NASA’s eclipse site into CZML.
- Check out daily 250m imagery in Cesium from NASA GIBS, MapBox Mars in Cesium, and Cube Cities’s updates: Examining Hollywood’s 3D Cities and New York Supertalls: 432 Park Avenue.
- In Cesium taking the Mantle from Google Earth, Alan Lindsey discusses replacing Google Earth with Cesium.
- Released collada2gltf-web-service], sample code for a Node.js web service to convert 3D models from COLLADA to glTF.
- The Cesium lab at AGI now sports a Cesium rug which, of course, helps us code better.
On the conference front
- We attended FOSS4G NA. AGI sponsored the conference and their Cesium booth was always busy perhaps, in part, due to the new Cesium shirts! Matt Amato’s talk, Temporal Visualization with Cesium, was packed and included the coolest demo at the conference. Also check out Connecting MapGuide to CesiumJS by Gordon Luckett. For broad coverage of the conference, see Embarking on a Journey with FOSS4G-NA 2015 by Torben Barsballe, and Review of FOSS4G NA 2015 by Peter Batty.
- We’re giving a talk on Cesium on April 9 at the local Philly Game Works.
- Planning for the Cesium BOF at SIGGRAPH in August has started. Let us know if you want to present.