Create and host 3D content in the cloud

Cesium ion is a robust, scalable, and secure platform for 3D geospatial data. Upload your content and Cesium ion will optimize and tile it for the web, serve it up in the cloud, and stream it to any device.

With Cesium ion, you'll have access to our curated 3D content including Cesium World Terrain, Bing Maps imagery, and Cesium OSM Buildings. Combine these assets with your own data to provide more context or see it on a 3D map of the world, and share the results securely with your colleagues or make them available through your apps.

Tile your 3D data

Upload your data to create 3D Tiles, the optimal way to stream massive 3D content.

Fuse with curated content

Combine your data with high-resolution terrain and imagery or even buildings for global coverage and show where your data fits in the world.

Host securely in the cloud

Our hosting is tuned to serve massive 3D datasets as quickly, efficiently, and securely as possible.

Build interactive 3D geospatial presentations

Cesium Stories lets you easily create and share map-based stories without writing code.

Create an end-to-end 3D workflow

Cesium ion integrations enable a seamless flow of 3D data from creation and capture, to tiling, to streaming for visualization, simulation, and gaming.


Features

Curated 3D geospatial content

Explore our collection of beautiful 3D content, and combine it with your own data for more complete coverage and accurate analysis.

Access ready-to-stream 3D content

Use content, including Cesium World Terrain, Cesium OSM Buildings, and Bing Maps imagery, optimized for 3D map visualization and curated from terabytes of open and commercial data.

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Fuse your content with ours

Integrate your source data with our content—and host it all on Cesium ion for your private use.

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Stream Cesium World Terrain down to 50 cm resolution and Bing Maps Imagery down to 15 cm resolution.
Manhattan buildings tiled in Cesium ion, data courtesy of Nearmap.

3D data tiling in the cloud

Cesium ion tiles your massive high-resolution 3D content into 3D Tiles for optimized and efficient streaming over the web.

It's compatible with:

  • Point clouds
  • Photogrammetry
  • 3D models
  • 3D buildings
  • Imagery
  • Terrain

The fastest way to stream 3D

Optimize massive 3D content with tools built to scale for lightning fast processing.

Accurate and precise results

Measure, analyze, and make decisions with confidence based on visualizations as precise as your source data.

Cesium Stories

Cesium Stories lets you build and share 3D geospatial presentations and stories on the web without writing a single line of code.

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Provide global 3D context

Provide deep insight into your 3D data by combining it with Cesium's global 3D layers.

Create rich 3D geospatial presentations

Tell impactful stories with styling based on metadata and high-fidelity, light-weight measurement tools.

Share your stories through the web and social media

Share stories by embedding them into websites or with just a link, on all devices.

Cesium Stories creates 3D geospatial presentations with an easy-to-use editor.

Cloud-based hosting built for 3D

Our cloud-based infrastructure is built to host massive and complex geospatial datasets securely and privately for each account.

Control access

Decide who should have access to your content. Implement fine-grained permissions with access tokens.

Organize your assets

Label assets and set attribution from an easy-to-use dashboard.

Monitor usage

Get an accurate picture of how content is being streamed from your ion account.

Cesium ion integrations

Integrations make it easy to add Cesium ion to your existing data creation, capture, and streaming workflows.

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Tile and bring your data into Cesium ion

Many tools for 3D data creation or capture make it easy to tile data using Cesium ion, or to load your 3D data into Cesium ion so it's available for streaming to your apps.

Stream data from Cesium ion to your visualization engine

Cesium ion makes it possible to stream massive data sets to CesiumJS and other visualization engines.

Built-in geocoding

Our Geocoding API translates names and addresses into precise locations on the globe. Your Cesium ion account includes access to geocoding and is connected to the CesiumJS geocoding widget by default.


Learn to build 3D geospatial apps with Cesium

Try our flight tracker tutorial  or see  more tutorials