For Google Earth Developers
Migrating to Cesium
Here you'll find technical resources for moving from Google Earth to Cesium.
The Google Earth API is going away and many developers are moving to Cesium. Cesium is built on modern plugin-free tech, and is cross-platform, cross-browser, open-source, and actively developed by a large community.
Check out over 30 Google Earth examples and demos ported to Cesium. The Cesium code is clean and concise, for example:
Don't miss the Monster Milktruck port to Cesium:
Build on what you already know. Here are two tutorials specifically targeted at helping you make the switch from Google Earth to Cesium:
Guest Blog Posts
Hear firsthand from developers who moved from GE to Cesium.
Migrating from Earth to Cesium
by Greg Angevine, Founder of Cube Cities Inc. Also see Greg's follow-up: Cesium: The Best Choice For Mapping On The Web.
Migrating from Google Earth to Cesium
FOSS4G NA 2016
The closed-to-open source success story of the movement from Google Earth to Cesium, including technical differences.
Beyond the Google Earth API: Cesium, a Plugin-Free, WebGL-Based Virtual Globe
Declan De Paor
Introduction to Cesium in the face of Google Earth deprecation.
Check out these highlighted apps that moved from GE to Cesium.
Interactive 3D visualization and exploration of large semantic 3D city models from CityGML.
The Cube Globe
Categorized stories of Queensland's economy displayed on an interactive spatial platform.
History of Desalination Plants in the United States
Desalination trends over time in an interactive 4D and 5D geospatial representation.
Earth Clock is a digital clock assembled from views of Earth from above that resemble numbers.
Real-time flight tracking service with information about thousands of aircraft worldwide.
A free, online flight simulator for easy access to a global, photorealistic flying experience.
Global Subsurface Earthquakes
Global subsurface visualization of earthquakes spanning 100 years using depth-layered cueing.
Follow the Air Force and NOAA hurricane hunters in near real-time as they travel into tropical storms and hurricanes.
Real-Time Global Precipitation from IMERG
Shows how much precipitation recently fell, worldwide, according to a constellation of satellites.
Jumplog Online Skydiving Logbook
A cloud-based platform for skydivers to manage their logbooks and to visualize jumps recorded by freefall loggers and GPS devices.
Orbit Logic Collection Planning Software Visualization
Generates collection plans for imaging satellites using spacecraft modeling and advanced scheduling algorithms.
Paralog Performance Competition
Cloud-based platform to upload, share, and compare GPS tracks of wingsuit performance flights and for judging wingsuit performance competitions.
NASA RapidScat Portal
A near real-time (NRT) interactive portal for visualization, exploration, and analyses of RapidScat observations.
Texas Geothermal Subsurface Visualization
Geothermal heat index curves from bottom hole temperature (BTH) well logs - an interactive representation below the Texas surface.
Texas Groundwater Well Levels Visualization
An interactive representation of groundwater levels over time from wells across Texas during a drought.
A web app for pilots, to perform a debrief: after landing, pilots use CloudAhoy to review and analyze, relive and replay, and share their flight - for flight training and for fun
Cycling the Alps
A 3D map for exploring all the climbs of the Alps and cycling races like Tour de France.
An archive of the Hiroshima atomic bomb and its effects on the surrounding community.
NORAD Tracks Santa
Analytical Graphics, Inc. used Cesium to develop the 2012 Santa tracker for NORAD Tracks Santa.
To stay up-to-date, follow @CesiumJS. If you have a question about porting your app from GE to Cesium, post it on the forum and include something like "(moving from Google Earth to Cesium)" in the subject line. In general, let us know what you need in terms of features and tutorials for a successful move to Cesium.