Cesium Quickstart

This document shows how to use the Cesium with the 3D (Globe), 2.5D (Columbus View) and 2D (map).

Starting Cesium

Open the browser and point it to http://localhost/cesium/Apps/HelloWorld.html

Searching for locations

You can click on the magnifying glass and type in the location you are looking for. In the following display, we look for India.

Cesium Searching Location

Switching between 3D, 2.5D and 2D

You can click on the wire framed globe icon to select your preferred view. Here the 2.5D Columbus view has been selected.

Cesium switching between 3D, 2.5D and 2D

Now the 2D map is selected.

Cesium 2D map

Selecting the Image layer

We can click on the last icon and select the type of image service we want. Here the Natural Earth II is selected and you can see how the map’s image layer has changed.

Cesium 2D map

What Next?

  • There are video tutorials here.
  • Web based tutorials are here.
  • You can develop some quick applications using the Sandcastle website by following this link.
  • In-depth documentation is available locally here.
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