Bring analysis to your 3D visualization. With our analytics packages, you can measure distance and areas, line-of-sight visibility, and viewsheds, and build ready-to-use UI widgets into your apps. It’s easy to add these capabilities into your custom apps using the Cesium SDK JavaScript library, which extends CesiumJS.

The Cesium ion SDK includes 3D analysis tools and ready-to-use UI widgets.

Data fusion

Analyze within a dataset or across disparate datasets— from point clouds to BIM models to terrain to stationary or dynamic objects.


Draw confident conclusions using a level of precision originally developed for aerospace.

GPU acceleration

Get optimal performance for client-side analysis using the parallelism and computational power of the GPU.

Developer friendly

Build apps using a fully documented API, code examples, and customizable components with the same quality as CesiumJS.

Unlock new insights in 3D

Our analytics tools help you better understand your data, and use it to make better decisions.
We offer two analytics packages.

Measurement Package

  • Measurement Tools
  • Clipping Planes Editor
  • Transform Editor

Viewshed Package

  • Measurement Tools
  • Clipping Planes Editor
  • Transform Editor
  • Sensor Geometries and Visibility Analysis Tools
  • Additional Geometries

The Cesium ion SDK is built on the open source CesiumJS JavaScript library for world-class 3D maps. CesiumJS powers apps that reach millions of end users and has a vibrant developer community.

Measurement Tools

Accurately measure any object or between multiple objects at any scale, whether you’re measuring the height of a bridge, the distance from a drone to the ground, or the length of a hiking trail.

  • Distance between any two points, with optional horizontal and vertical locking
  • Height of a point above terrain
  • Polygonal area measurements
  • Latitude, longitude, height, and slope of any point

Clipping Planes Editor

Add and configure clipping planes to reveal an interior or examine data obscured by structures or terrain.

Transform Editor

Position, rotate, and scale objects with a visual interface in a full 3D context.

Sensor Geometries and Visibility Analysis Tools

Efficiently understand the impact of sensor visibility for drones, satellites, autonomous vehicles, or any stationary or moving object.

  • GPU-accelerated line of sight, viewshed, and visibility analytics
  • Multiple sensor geometries including cones, rectangles, and domes
  • Custom sensor geometries
Fan and vector geometries

Additional Geometries

Visualize additional static and dynamic 3D shapes such as vectors and fans for azimuth-elevation masks.

Want to know more or request an evaluation?

Contact Tim Rivenbark, Cesium's Business Development Director.