Thank you so much for your reply. Since you mentioned the difficulties of Three integration, based on my experience and background, I would like to switch to another idea.
I have done some Google Earth Plug-in projects in the past. One of my project is called ULLGoogleEarth, and was developed as a 3D map guide tool for current and new students at the University of Louisiana. This web application includes building locator with video, image and links embedded, distance and area calculation tool, 3D tour, and driving simulator. This is the link: http://cobweb.cs.uga.edu/~liao/ULL_Google_Earth/
If interested, you can also check with some of my other tools such as HydroViz, which you find in that link too.
This application was develop a few yeas ago. Since google earth api has been deprecated, and the google map api is upgrade to version 3 right now. Some of the tools may not work properly . Therefore, I would like to extend this projects to Cesium and replace the google earth plug-in. I made a simple demo with Cesium: http://tigerlyb.github.io/cesium/Apps/Sandcastle/gallery/ULLEarthMap.html. Is that enough for an application? I could implement more in the future.
Currently I only implemented the following: loading KML files with images and links embedded, flying to some buildings or landmarks, and adding placemarks on earth. I would like to implement more functions such as the calculation tool, driving simulator. In addition, I have been thinking of using some of the HTML5 apis such as geolocation. For example, students can locate themselves on campus, and all related academic information such as buildings with department names and links, class schedule, events time, etc can be marked on the earth map. This could benefit all the student. Cesium is a JS library, so no plugin need, and it’s cross-platform, students can also use their mobile phone with it. This is the main reason that I really would like to work on.
I’m not sure if this idea is good for applying the project “Cesium demos pack”. I could describe more details in the proposal. I have a full plan strategies for doing this. Just a quick question, for writing a detailed plan in the proposal, do I need to write a full schedule such as by which date and time I should complete what task?
Thanks again for your time.
Computer Science Department
University of Georgia