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.
A prominent leader within the field of C4I and ISR systems, Rafael develops and offers numerous systems in the field of intelligence, security, cyber, and big data. One of Rafael’s main focuses is on integrating geospatial information and producing situation awareness insights.
Rafael sees Cesium as an excellent tool to intuitively communicate large quantities of geospatial information quickly and efficiently and has integrated Cesium into Rafael’s IMINT solutions product line. Rafael envisions Cesium as the ideal place to view geospatial data not only over static mapping infrastructures, but also on top of images and videos, either in real-time as they are captured, or on demand.
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.