Labs National Map Wins iAward

Geoplex is pleased to see that the National Map initiative has recently been awarded an iAward for innovation within the Government domain. National Map has been built using Cesium, an open source geospatial visualisation javascript library for dynamic display of data.


Cesium is developed and supported by an active open-source community, started by Geoplex’s partner Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI).

There are a number of Cesium based applications that are gaining momentum and interest in the spatial community along with the National Map, including The Cube Globe, an interactive learning and display facility at the Queensland University of Technology’s Science and Engineering Centre in Brisbane. The Cube is one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces; and is an innovative use of geospatial technology in engaging with the community.

The growing interest in Cesium has inspired AGI to continue to enhance Cesium to allow the geospatial community to do more with the technology, such as adding time-varying vectors, building sophisticated terrain mosaics, and working with 3D model files including COLLADA files. These additional features are possible with the growing number of toolsets available through AGI, including:
Cesium Pro
STK Terrain Server
Cesium 3D Model Converter

Interested users and developers can join the Cesium Developer Network to gain access to these AGI software modules that work with Cesium.

Go forth and develop an application – we would love to hear about it. We could even help you with development!

Geoplex is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for AGI technology.

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