Migrating from google Earth to Cesium, therefore wanting to contribute to the code

Hello all,

I'm migrating one of our products from Google Earth to Cesium, a bit late but I was brought in on the project as a firefighter. So there I am trying to achieve parity between what Google Earth used to do and what Cesium does for our product.

So far I have been working on loading kmls and checking what output is shown. I've corrected some things in our product: for example Google Earth automatically wraps components on the relief of the terrain, which Cesium doesn't do. I managed to sidestep this issue by having post-processing steps where the terrain is sampled to let entities wrap it correctly.

However I'm still having some problems: for example it took me some time to locate and correct a style problem (described in the following issue: https://github.com/AnalyticalGraphicsInc/cesium/issues/3588). At the moment I'm despairing of managing to have a GroundOverlay show up as a GroundPrimitive in Cesium, but I'm working on it (if you have any idea on the subject, I'm willing to try it out)

Since the contributing guide mentions presenting oneself on this forum, it is done :slight_smile:


Nice to meet you! Thank you for your interest in contributing =)
One of our goals for the near future is to improve KML loading. Tom Fili has a few things in the work that you might be interested in: adding network links and displaying entities on terrain.

What kind of project are you working on? It’s always neat to hear the variety of applications people are building using Cesium.



Hello Hannah,

I'm migrating an application that catalogs POI for public services and sport areas in France. We used Google Earth initially, and I'm trying to port everything (not much success so far)

I've already trying my first Pull request, i'll see how it goes :slight_smile:

Thanks for the welcome!