Cesium and Bing Terrain Data.

1. A concise explanation of the problem you’re experiencing.

We have an enterprise Bing license that we used with NASA
world wind and were looking to migrating cesium. Do we need cesium ion license
as well to get the terrain data? We also use the AGI STK Terrain provider for analysis via the
STK components.

We were able to integrate with Cesium and Bing but it does not have elevation data and the maps look more 2D. Is there an interface in cesium to use Bing for Terrain Data?

2. Context. Why do you need to do this? We might know a better way to accomplish your goal.

NASA World wind servers will be shut down and we need to find alternate solutions.

4. The Cesium version you’re using, your operating system and browser.


Cesium can use STK Terrain Server directly for terrain data. In your code, create a CesiumTerrainProvider and use the “Tiles URL” from STK Terrain Server for the tileset you want to visualize.


You can use Cesium world terrain streamed from ion (which does require a paid account for non-commercial use) Or you can point it to your own terrain server as Scott mentioned.

This Sandcastle example is a good reference for all the different options for Cesium world terrain as well as how to provide a URL to load terrain tiles from a different server: