Would Cesium work well with any API, as long as it's RESTful?


I’m exploring ways to visualize some open source governmental data (in particular, a Chicago dataset that uses the Socrata API, which is REST services and returns JSON)


Since some searching doesn’t turn up anyone trying to use Cesium with Socrata before, I was wondering if it might be possible to use Cesium to pull in a Socrata dataset, query it, etc.?

Still running through the Cesium tutorials but it seems pretty flexible so I’m hopeful that at least on paper this would be possible :slight_smile:

Hi Cassie,

We have support for querying a Socrata server in TerriaJS, which is based on Cesium. The code is here:



Nice! Sounds exactly what I need to look into