Cesium was founded by AGI in 2011 as a cross-platform virtual globe for dynamic-data visualization in the space and defense industries. Since then, Cesium has grown into a 3D globe serving industries from geospatial and oil and gas to agriculture, real estate, entertainment, and sports.
Bentley creates software for advancing infrastructure used by architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators.
Bentley Systems adopted Cesium to visualize and interact with highly detailed infrastructure engineering models set in the reality context of their surrounding environment. The digital engineering models are created with Bentley's MicroStation and BIM applications, and the context is provided through reality meshes, created from digital photography and scanning devices using Bentley's ContextCapture.
Open Standards and Formats
A number of open 3D geospatial formats have grown out of Cesium. Open formats create interoperability for a full ecosystem of tools.