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Welcome to Santa's Workshop at Cesium

Proud provider of NORAD Tracks Santa 3D technology since 2012

How do we track Santa?

Tracking Santa’s location begins with data collected from NORAD, an organization that defends North America by tracking objects flying in and around its airspace. That data is updated on a highly-precise virtual globe consisting of 3D terrain and satellite imagery that accurately reflects the light from the sun and the position of the stars. Combining the virtual Earth, NORAD data, and a 3D model of Santa’s sleigh with special effects like digital snow, enables millions of people to visualize Santa’s location in real-time.

Read on to discover the technology behind NORAD Tracks Santa.

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Create a holiday scene in 3D

This app shows off Cesium's 3D geospatial technology, including an accurate globe, 3D terrain, and 3D buildings.

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Build Your First Cesium App

Visit our learning center to build custom Cesium apps like NORAD Tracks Santa with CesiumJS or Cesium for Unreal.