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Enabling 3D Geospatial for the Open Metaverse

At Cesium, we're providing 3D geospatial software components and facilitating the creation of open standards and knowledge needed to drive the internet's progression from 2D to fully-immersive 3D - a concept known as the metaverse.

Cesium's role in the Metaverse

Aerometrex data of Melbourne, Australia in Project Anywhere XR, developed by Cesium, Epic Games, Microsoft, and NVIDIA

Bridging the digital and physical worlds

Cesium makes it possible to bring real-world data into 3D experiences by providing software to represent digital twins, and to store and stream massive amounts of data with 3D Tiles.

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Providing the 3D Tiles open standard

Cesium created 3D Tiles, an OGC Community Standard for streaming massive 3D geospatial datasets, to be the spatial index for the metaverse.

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Patrick Cozzi speaking on the metaverse at the USGIF GEOINT Symposium in 2021.

Advocating for a metaverse that is fair, open, and interoperable

The metaverse will be bigger than any one company or organization's vision. We're dedicated to bringing the community together to facilitate openness.

Dr. Norm Badler, computer graphics pioneer, leads metaverse research at Cesium.

Metaverse Research

A multitude of complex challenges remain before we achieve a useful metaverse. Led by Dr. Norm Badler, our dedicated research team works to advance metaverse technology for the community as a whole, leading with the problem of scaling the number of agents in one concurrent instance.

Smart Construction in the Metaverse - Construction site in Cesium for Unreal

Cesium Metaverse Technology at Work

Together with EARTHBRAIN and Komatsu, one of the world's largest manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, we’re building the metaverse for Smart Construction, including digital twins of the construction site.

Using Cesium’s 3D tiling pipelines and visualization engine, Smart Construction makes it possible to monitor a construction site from anywhere in the world, observe changes over time, compare architectural plans with real-world data, and run precise and near real-time measurements.