Our biggest announcement this month is Cesium Stories! This new feature of Cesium ion allows you to easily create geospatial presentations and share online.
Cesium ion updates
All Cesium ion accounts now have access to Cesium Stories, which makes it easy to combine your 3D data with terrain and imagery on a Cesium globe for sharing online. It’s also a great tool for quickly exploring new 3D tilesets and fusing them with other datasets.
CesiumJS 1.66 release
CesiumJS 1.66 is now available. Highlights of this release include:
- The useBrowserRecommendedResolution flag in Viewer and CesiumWidget now defaults to true. This ensures Cesium rendering is fast and smooth by default across all devices.
- Added a light property to Scene to support custom light directions and colors.
- Fixed a bug where the camera could go underground during mouse navigation.
- Updated sample models to glTF 2.0.
For the full list of changes to CesiumJS, see the change log.
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If you’re interested in frequent, inexpensive data captures, check out what Pixel8 is up to. They’re combining point cloud data, collected from smart phones, with LiDAR datasets as a reference, and tiling into 3D Tiles for visualizing in Cesium.