Analytical Graphics, Inc.

Tue, 2014-10-28 08:56

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Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) founded Cesium, a JavaScript library for creating 3D globes and 2D maps in a Web browser without a plug-in. Cesium uses WebGL for hardware-accelerated graphics, and is cross-platform, cross-browser and tuned for dynamic-data visualization. Cesium is open source under the Apache 2.0 license and is free for commercial and non-commercial use. 

The Cesium Lab, a recently established division of AGI, focuses on Cesium's development and facilitate the growth of the community.

In addition to the open-source community, AGI created the Cesium Developer Network to support premium products that supplement Cesium. This developer network gives access to Cesium Pro, STK Terrain Server , STK Components and a 3D model converter. Future development plans include adding Cesium export capabilities to Systems Tool Kit (STK), and developing servers to provide Cesium with 3D content and time-dynamic analysis. 

Cesium's adoption is rapidly becoming widespread for many new exciting virtual globe applications. Cesium is also used for the popular NORAD Tracks Santa site. For more info and examples, please check out CesiumJS.org.​​