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3D View of NGA Nepal Earthquake Support Content

By: Stephanie Eftimiades
To assist in the Nepal earthquake relief effort, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) has posted many geospatial data layers live on the web for public analysis on the NGA Nepal Earthquake Open Data Search. These online ArcGIS services provide data layers containing important features such as locations of airports, settlements, and even health and status of roadways. The Cesium team at AGI (authors of CesiumJS) built an app that consumes these services to show them off in 3D. Because the CesiumJS project's open source community supports Esri's ArcGIS map services out-of-the-box, it is easy to consume and integrate these NGA services with streaming terrain from the Cesium Terrain Server. To compliment the 3D view, the application also integrates AGI's Analytic Services, which give users the ability to click on the globe to calculate GPS navigational accuracy, as well as satellite overflight of the DigitalGlobe and Planet Labs constellations.
Posted: 6/18/2015 12:17:51 PM