Terrain describes the shape or surface geometry of the globe. A terrain dataset is sometimes known as a Digital Elevation Model (DEM).

Cesium supports a wide variety of standard terrain formats and servers, not just the few tilesets shown here. See the Terrain Tutorial for information about hooking up Cesium to your terrain data.

Terrain Description Provider
STK World Terrain High-resolution, mesh-based terrain for the entire globe. Free for use on the Internet. Closed-network options are available. Analytical Graphics, Inc.
PAMap Terrain High-resolution, Pennsylvania terrain elevation tileset useful for terrain surface visualization. Free for use on the Internet. Closed-network options are available. Analytical Graphics, Inc.

Images in the table above use terrain and imagery data Copyright © Analytical Graphics, Inc., CGIAR-CSI, Microsoft Corporation, Earthstar Geographics SIO, NASA, Harris Corp., Earthstar Geographics LLC, and USGS.

Want to have your terrain listed here? Fork cesium-assets-list, add your terrain, and open a pull request. We'll also promote your terrain on the Cesium forum, blog, and twitter.