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Underground & Undersea

Create seamless experiences above and below Earth's surface

Cesium's roots are in aerospace, but we know that 3D geospatial visualization and simulation are just as impactful below the Earth's surface and under its oceans. Advances in technology are making it easier to gather bathymetric data and, with the Cesium platform, you can tile and position it precisely on the globe. Using the visualization capabilities and analytics of CesiumJS, build apps that explore and analyze subsurface spaces like tunnels and mines and the assets they contain, real-time IoT data for oil pipelines and other infrastructure, and subsurface geological data and terrain.

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A visualization of the underwater terrain of Mariana Trench

With Cesium ion, combine your 3D data with Cesium's global 3D base layers and stream it to apps. With CesiumJS, build web-based visualizations for underground and underwater, such as this terrain for Mariana Trench.

CesiumJS users can zoom into the ground, and the zooming, rotating, and panning behaviors are appropriately adjusted underground. The appearance of the underside of the globe is adjusted to help users understand what they are seeing.

The globe, with the oceans transparent so the orange core is visible

Make the earth or water transparent to reveal 3D data you've positioned beneath the surface, and tune the appearance of underground scenes. Control which parts of Earth's surface are transparent to make it easier for users to understand the location and size of the subsurface data. This visualization of the Earth's core is more comprehensible with transparent oceans and visible landmasses.

Cesium is the platform for 3D geospatial