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Create and host 3D content in the cloud

Cesium ion SaaS is a robust, scalable, and secure platform for 3D geospatial data. Upload your content and Cesium ion will optimize it as 3D Tiles, host it in the cloud, and stream it to any device.

Cesium ion includes access to curated global 3D content including Cesium World Terrain, Bing Maps imagery, and Cesium OSM Buildings. Combine these assets with your own data to see it in a geospatial context, and share the results securely with your colleagues or make them available through your apps.

Bring your own 3D data

Upload your data to create 3D Tiles, the optimal way to stream massive 3D content.

Fuse with curated content

Combine your data with high-resolution terrain and imagery or even buildings for global coverage and show where your data fits in the world.

Host securely in the cloud

Our hosting is tuned to serve massive 3D datasets as quickly, efficiently, and securely as possible.

Build interactive 3D geospatial presentations

Cesium Stories lets you easily create and share map-based stories without writing code.

Create an end-to-end 3D workflow

Cesium ion integrations enable a seamless flow of 3D data from creation and capture, to tiling, to streaming for visualization, simulation, and gaming.


Stream Cesium World Terrain to 50 cm and Bing Maps Imagery to 15 cm resolution.

Curated 3D geospatial content

Explore our collection of global 3D content, and combine it with your own data for more complete coverage and accurate analysis.

  • Ready-to-stream 3D content
    Cesium World Terrain, Cesium OSM Buildings, and Bing Maps imagery, optimized for 3D map visualization and curated from terabytes of open and commercial data.
  • Bring your own 3D data
    Integrate your source data with our content—and host it all on Cesium ion for your private use.
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View of 3D buildings on the tip of Manhattan, New York City, tiled and visualized in Cesium ion

3D Tiles of 3D buildings in Manhattan in Cesium ion. Data source: Nearmap

3D data tiling in the cloud

Cesium ion tiles your massive high-resolution 3D content into 3D Tiles for optimized and efficient streaming over the web.

  • Point clouds
  • Photogrammetry
  • 3D models
  • 3D buildings
  • Imagery
  • Terrain

The fastest way to stream 3D

Optimize massive 3D content with tools built to scale for lightning fast processing.

Accuracy & precision

Measure, analyze, and make decisions with confidence based on visualizations as precise as your source data.

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Cesium Stories

Cesium Stories lets you build and share 3D geospatial presentations and stories on the web without writing code.

  • Provide global 3D context
    Gain deep insight into your 3D data by combining it with Cesium's global 3D content.
  • Create rich 3D geospatial presentations
    Tell impactful stories with styling based on metadata and high-fidelity, light-weight measurement tools.
  • Share across the web
    Share with an embed code, or just a link.
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Cloud-based hosting built for 3D

Cesium's cloud-based infrastructure is built to host massive and complex geospatial datasets securely and privately for each account.

  • Control access
    Decide who can access your content. Implement fine-grained permissions with access tokens.
  • Organize your assets
    Label assets and set attribution from an easy-to-use dashboard.
  • Monitor usage
    Get an accurate picture of how content is being streamed from your ion account.

Cesium ion integrations

Cesium ion is easy to integrate into your existing data creation, capture, and streaming workflows.

  • Tile and bring your data into Cesium ion
    Many tools for 3D data creation or capture make it easy to tile data using Cesium ion, or to load your 3D data into Cesium ion so it's available for streaming to your apps.
  • Stream data from Cesium ion to your visualization engine
    Stream massive datasets to CesiumJS, and other visualization engines.
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Start building 3D geospatial apps with Cesium

Learn how to build an interactive 3D flight tracker.