I have had this idea for a side project for a few years now and Cesium is the only tool I’ve felt like I could really execute with the level of finesse and elegance I want the UX to have: I am a very active person (lived in Colorado my whole life) and I have always written down the Lat/Lng coordinates of place I’d like to visit. Some of them are obscure trailheads, wedged between mountain valleys with no name. It’s so hard to document them and tools like Google Earth just have clunky UI’s that aren’t very fun to use. Plus, I don’t want my data + plans being held/known by some mass corporation. Many outdoors-y people reject tech, because a lot of the good tools are built by companies they don’t trust. So I am starting small by building a simple app that allows you to mark destinations you’d like to visit, organize them into trips, catalog all your gear and what you need to bring along with you. You’ll be able to create packing list based off the gear in your catalog so you’ll never forget something again; From snowboard boots to a tube of chapstick. It’s all important in the backcountry.
There are other apps that do similar things, sure… But I am mainly doing this because I want to take my love for software and the outdoors and meld them together while building a useful tool for myself/a great portfolio piece. I’d love to share my progress with your team as I move forward!
But yeah, the emphasis is going to be on an extremely elegant, mature, intuitive UI that makes the user feel in total control… And Cesium is the star, the foundation for my idea to flourish: I just need to be smart how I build around it.