Deutsche Bahn using CesiumJS to prepare for fully automated trains

Within the sector initiative ‘Digitale Schiene Deutschland,’ DB InfraGO, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, is preparing for automated trains by mapping German rail lines and surrounding areas in 3D with CesiumJS-based tools. Using both terrestrial lidar and photos collected by devices mounted on slowly moving measurement trains, Digitale Schiene Deutschland collects dense point clouds: billions of points, terabytes of data. The organization leverages Cesium ion to host these massive point clouds in their own environment, tile into 3D Tiles for efficiency, and stream them along with Cesium World Terrain and Sentinel-2 imagery to CesiumJS.

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