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Friday, 5 February 2016

Migration Complete

The migration toward CesiumJS as a replacement of the dying Google Earth plugin is almost complete. Except for some minor tweaks (smoke effects, clouds), I consider the migration to be successful. The application seems to be stable enough and performance is satisfying.

I just upgraded Cesium to version 1.18 which claims a memory usage gain in Chrome. I also tweaked caching in order to prevent the constant reloading of texture tiles when quickly changing camera direction.

Finally, GEFS is now featured on Cesium's official demo page http://cesiumjs.org/demos.html

4 comments:

  1. Fantastic.

    It's worth mentioning that if you use an old 32-bit version of Firefox (e.g. v37) you can still run the Google Earth plugin, which also has Google's brilliant 3D buildings and terrain, by using old.gefs-online.com (thank you for keeping this online!)

    I say Firefox as it allows mouse movement without locking out keyboard keys afterwards (without using a menu to re-activate), supports audio, rarely crashes and runs well (far better than CesiumJS).

    Thanks for all your hard work!

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  2. Thats great, cant you add diffrent texture airlines for the airplanes, and add a 747-400?

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  3. Why the gefs 1.1c not this in 3D and the gefs 1.0 this in 3D? The GFS 1.1 c must use cesium 3d to have better performance?

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