We’re happy to announce the next big initiative from the Cesium team: 3D Tiles.
3D Tiles are an open specification for streaming massive heterogeneous 3D geospatial datasets. They are the foundation for the streaming 3D buildings demos we developed, and will be the foundation for streaming point clouds, trees, vector data, and other massive geospatial datasets. We already have significant progress towards the spec and Cesium’s implementation, and expect things to stabilize in spring 2016.
What can you do to help? We appreciate you showing your support by spreading the word on twitter and staring the spec’s repo. If you are feeling adventurous, start looking at Cesium’s 3d-tiles branch. Soon, we’ll have publicly available sample data to use from our friends at CyberCity 3D.
For more info, see Introducing 3D Tiles on the Cesium blog.
I believe 3D Tiles will be at least as impactful to the geospatial field as Cesium itself. Looking forward to your feedback!