We are happy to announce the release of Cesium 1.20. Here are the highlights of the new release:
- Added infinite horizontal scrolling in 2D.
- Improved KML NetworkLink and StyleMap support.
- Added translucent and colored image support to KML ground overlays.
For more details and the full list of changes, see the change log.
A lot has been happening in the Cesium community this month.
- Rob Taglang of Drexel University joined the Cesium team at AGI.
- Tom Pedbereznak of the Cesium team has launched a series of blog posts with development tips. This month he wrote about Performance Tips for Visualizing Lots of Points and Drawing on 3D Models and Terrain. Watch for more from Tom in the coming weeks.
- Hannah Pinkos of the Cesium team offered some excellent tips on the Cesium forum for how to get a great response to your question.
- Space.com has a new satellite tracker using Cesium-based N2YO.com. See Introducing Space.com’s New Satellite Tracker from N2YO.
- Story telling with Cesium on the End Point blog uses Cesium to describe the history and geography of a town in Russia.
New Data and Tools
- We released a free, hosted, demonstration service with 1-meter resolution terrain of Pennsylvania.
- The STK World Terrain Tileset has been updated, and now includes the complete SRTM 30-meter resolution dataset.
- Mark Erikson has posted a sample project demonstrating configuration of webpack and Cesium.
- Maxime Warnier has posted Cesium Webpack Boilerplate, setting a minimal environment for setting up Cesium with webpack.
- The newest release of STK improves interoperability with Cesium, allowing developers to author CZML content directly out of STK.
- Ryan Walkin has built a partial port of Cesium to iOS/OS X, using Swift and Metal, called CesiumKit. He wrote a great guest blog post about how he ported the Cesium graphics engine to Metal and the performance benefits of doing so.
- Cesium branches are now available now automatically published to S3, via npm, and as a downloadable zip, making it simple to try out the newest features of Cesium even before they are part of an official release.
Accessing builds of Cesium branches.
Conferences and Seminars
- Patrick Cozzi presented Vricon’s work with 3D Tiles at a meeting of the OGC about developing open standards for geospatial. Check out the slides from his talk.
- At GDC, Khronos sponsored a session on WebGL and gLTF. Watch the video.
- AGI’s partner Synergy Integration signed up more than 140 attendees for a seminar on Cesium in Israel.
- The program for FOSS4G NA 2016 in May has been announced, and there are a number of Cesium-related talks, including four talks from the core Cesium development team.
We also have three new showcases up on the Cesium website.