Cesium is frequently used to build demonstration apps for geospatial and defense use-cases. We would like you to create a simple showcase of the Cesium platform for geospatial data visualization and 3D operating picture for a DoD audience. To do this, build a CesiumJS app that visualizes whether a moving vehicle can see a flying drone/plane. You may assume the vehicle can see in any direction up to a fixed distance.
Some guidelines for the app are:
• You may choose to use Cesium's Getting Started tutorial (https://cesium.com/docs/tutorials/getting-started/) as a starting point for your project, or set up from scratch and take your own approach. Alternatively you may use a Cesium Sandcastle.
• You can use this CZML file (a JSON-based format for describing scenes in Cesium) for this scenario (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pu9yDgyPbRvakGst7HXY1xsSkmd5Ga5x/view?usp=sharing)
• You are free to make your project open-source and publicly visible.
• You may use assets available on Cesium ion, including the from Asset Depot, Bing Maps Imagery, Cesium World Terrain, and assets from Vricon. You may also upload your own data to Cesium ion, or ingest any supported third-party data feeds into CesiumJS.
• You may use additional UI elements to help tell your story.
Reference documentation links:
• CesiumJS API Reference: https://cesium.com/docs/cesiumjs-ref-doc.
• CesiumJS Sandcastles: https://sandcastle.cesium.com.
• Cesium ion: https://cesium.com/ion
• Code example for how to load a CZML scenario into CesiumJS: https://sandcastle.cesium.com/index.html?src=CZML.html
• All Cesium documentation and tutorials: https://cesium.com/docs/
Please write a 1-page document giving an overview of the demo you have created, and include a walk-through of how you would demo this to the audience and why.
The project should be completed in three hours. If you finish faster, that's great but we do ask that you don't spend any more time than three hours. Do not feel the need to make it an exhaustive demo.
Cesium is an end-to-end platform that unleashes the potential of 3D data by making it easy for developers to visualize, analyze, and share 3D content.
Cesium is a complete platform for 3D geospatial data—handling everything from optimization to visualization to analytics. At the heart of Cesium's platform is 3D tiling, which transforms massive and diverse 3D geospatial data into streamable 3D content ready to be used in applications and several other environments.
The Toyota Research Institute uses Cesium to create accurate simulations of road environments captured by sensors on its autonomous vehicles. Propellor uses Cesium to visualize ultra high resolution digital twins from drone data for remote site inspections, and each year NORAD, one of our earliest adopters, uses Cesium to track Santa's path around the world on Christmas Eve.
Learn more about Cesium here: https://cesium.com/