2020 was another great and busy year for us at Cesium. Among other things, we added CesiumJS underground support, released Cesium OSM Buildings and Cesium Stories on Cesium ion, and improved the cesium.com technical documentation. Of course, we also announced our work on Cesium for Unreal, to release on March 30 - open source and free.
The Cesium for Unreal release will be amazing, but we’re just as excited about what comes next. We’re especially focused on CesiumJS, but also looking at the tilers, curated data, and other Cesium ion features available to your apps.
Please help us prioritize the areas that matter most to you from Cesium in 2021. Even a simple for a particular feature is valuable to us.
Here’s a short list of what we’re considering. Which are most important to you? What’s missing?
Visual quality improvements for CesiumJS - What specifically?
CesiumJS camera improvements - How would you like to see if improve?
Increased CesiumJS support for glTF - Compressions, optimization, PBR, other?
CesiumJS support for upcoming 3D Tiles features (Issues)
More terrain data and related improvements (like terrain as 3D Tiles, bathymetric 3D data for your apps)
A revamp of the Sandcastle app, and new/improved Sandcastles - Please share ideas and suggestions?
Learning Content - New tutorials, reference guides, and sample apps - Any volunteers?
Commercial Cesium ion tiling improvements (tiler enhancements, additional data formats, additional error handling and insight)
Developer tools - What specifically?
We’re also planning a CesiumJS bug bash to clean up our backlog, so tell us which open issues to prioritize.
Quick feedback, detailed responses - we want it all. We also pay attention to the 's on GitHub issues, so take a look there for inspiration. We’ll keep this thread open all year, but we’re hoping to get the majority of your input in by the end of March .
As always, thank you for your help. This is the 10-year anniversary of CesiumJS, and, as in the beginning, your work continues to be what motivates us.
Shehzan Mohammed and the Cesium Team