Cesium Release Roundup July 2019

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We’ve begun releasing a series of integrations that allow you to easily publish 3D Tiles from various authoring programs to Cesium ion. This month we released a SketchUp extension for publishing SketchUp models as 3D Tiles. There’s more to come!

Below are the other highlights of our major releases and product upgrades.

Cesium ion updates

We’ve added a new tutorial on Understanding and Optimizing ion Quotas with tips on how to get the most out of your ion account within your plan’s usage limits, including:

  • Optimizing Bing Maps sessions
  • Making the most of your storage
  • Limiting geocoding requests
  • Staying within data streaming quotas

These guidelines should help all ion users optimize their accounts and save money. Sign up for a free account if you’re new to Cesium ion.

Flying over the Great Pyramid of Giza in CesiumJS. This 3D data was provided by Vricon as part of our new partnership to provide their accurate 3D content in the cloud.

CesiumJS 1.59 release

Some highlights from the CesiumJS 1.59 release are:

  • Adds ArcGISTiledElevationTerrainProvider to support LERC encoded terrain from ArcGIS ImageServer.
  • Added CZML support for heightReference to box, cylinder, and ellipsoid, and for classificationType to corridor, ellipse, polygon, polyline, and rectangle.
  • Added support for new Mapbox Style API.
  • Adds exportKML function to export Entity instances with Point, Billboard, Model, Label, Polyline and Polygon graphics.

For the full list of changes to CesiumJS, see the change log.


CesiumJS 1.61

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This month the Red Bull X-Alps 2019 used CesiumJS for live tracking of their multi-day, 1,138 km hiking, mountaineering, and paragliding race. The 3D app allowed fans to follow the race on land and in the air across the rugged terrain of the Alps.

Red Bull X-Alps 2019

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