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Migrating to Cesium for Google Earth API


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Here you'll find technical resources for moving from the browser based Google Earth API plugin to CesiumJS.

Support for the Google Earth API ended on December 12, 2015, and many developers are moving to CesiumJS. CesiumJS is built on modern plugin-free tech, and is cross-platform, cross-browser, open source, and actively developed by a large community.

Below you can find resources for migrating your own app to Cesium, and read success stories from other users about their migration from the Google Earth API to Cesium.


Build on what you already know. Here are two tutorials specifically targeted at helping you make the switch from the Google Earth API to Cesium:

Content and code examples at are available under the Apache 2.0 license. You can use the code examples in your commercial or non-commercial applications.