CesiumJS 1.70 is now out: https://github.com/CesiumGS/cesium/releases/download/1.70/Cesium-1.70.zip
This release comes with 3 major announcements. Let us know what you think or if you have any questions in this thread!
Cesium OSM Buildings
Cesium OSM Buildings is a 3D buildings layer covering the entire world built with OpenStreetMap data. It’s available as a 3D Tileset for all Cesium ion users and comes with rich per-feature data like building name, address, opening hours, and much more.
Cesium OSM Buildings on top of world terrain, Denver, CO.
Read more about this new global layer and how to use it in your applications.
We now have better support for visualizing underground scenes, from large geological layers underneath the Earth to mines, caves, and utilities. CesiumJS 1.70 adds the ability to make the globe transparent to visualize the data underneath, and allow the camera to freely go underground.
Visualizing Earth’s core in CesiumJS 1.70.
These Sandcastle examples show you how to use the new globe transparency features:
- How to enable globe transparency
- Enable transparency only on a section of the ground
- Customize what’s visible underground
CesiumJS now ships with official TypeScript type definitions! The most up-to-date and correct definition files will now ship with each new release, and TypeScript support will be officially tracked as part of the CesiumJS GitHub repository.
Read more about how this works and what all went into this effort with Matt’s deep architectural dive.