We are pleased to announce the release of Cesium 1.15. Highlights include:
- Support for glTF 1.0 and the KHR_binary_glTF and KHR_materials_common extensions. Also, updated the online model converter to output glTF 1.0.
- Decreased GPU memory usage in
LabelCollectionby using WebGL instancing.
- New CZML examples thanks to Tiff Lu and Adam Cole from the University of Pennsylvania.
For more details and the full list of changes, see the change log.
New CZML examples in Sandcastle.
October was a busy month for the Cesium community:
- The Call for Participation is now open for FOSS4G NA 2016. We encourage you to submit a proposal.
- DigitalGlobe has a new Maps API that works well with Cesium.
- There’s a nice article on Fayetteville, NC moving to 3D using Cesium and CyberCity3D buildings.
- Our project wrap-up is now on the Google Summer of Code blog.
- The glTF 1.0 draft spec is now available. See the press release and plans for Cesium. We are happy to be one of the primary contributors to the spec and to have the first glTF 1.0 implementation!
- Released obj2gltf to convert OBJ models to glTF.
- Released wetzel, a tool to generate Markdown documentation from JSON Schema, which we used for the glTF spec.
- A few Cesium team members will be at the NYC WebGL Meetup on Tuesday, November 3, to present the latest on glTF.
- The video for “Migrating from Google Earth API to Cesium” by Professor Hidenori Watanave at FOSS4G is now up.
- Jackie Ng presented a broad Introduction to Cesium.
- There was a well-attended Cesium track at the AGI International Users Conference.
- Matt Amato presented Cesium and the future of 3D Geospatial standards at JS.Geo, covering the motivation for quantized-mesh, glTF, and 3D Tiles. See our JS.Geo trip report.
- Gabby Getz presented “Best of 3D on the Web” at the Geo Open Source Meetup.
Photo by Andrea Ross, @42aross.
- Andrew Simpson of CloudAhoy wrote a great tech guest blog post on CloudAhoy’s Migration to Cesium.
- See the WebGL implementation details of the new billboard and label memory optimizations.
- Tiff Lu and Adam Cole explain how to Host Cesium Sandcastle with GitHub Pages.
We added three great showcases this month!
- The Cesium team had a productive code sprint. Check out the trip report.
- Kat Lim wrote a trip report about the Grace Hopper conference.
Coming up in November
- Professor Declan De Paor is presenting Beyond the Google Earth API: Cesium, a Plugin-Free, WebGL-Based Virtual Globe at GSA 2015.
Finally, we are thrilled that Cesium passed 1,000 stars on GitHub. Thanks to the entire Cesium community!