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.

Example Code

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:

Tutorial Series

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.

Conference Presentations


Check out these highlighted apps that moved from GE to Cesium.

Explore more demos

Stay Updated

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.