. The decision to open source was not taken lightly. It was a significant leap of faith to trust our “visualization as a commodity” mantra which was proved true by the rapid viral adoption of the software. Adding user communication through the Google Groups forum
enabled needs and requirements to flow in, which gave great insight into value-add, convenience products that could be delivered to make users’ lives a whole lot easier. This rapid evolution of creative destruction culminated in the release of Cesium 1.0 this past summer. Removing the beta moniker and giving Cesium a stable, mature API was welcome to many Cesium users as well as a great achievement to the product. We are extremely passionate about open source Cesium's rapidly developing future and our exciting Cesium-based products that directly support our game-changing analytics.
If you want to get started, click the image above to jump to our Sandcastle -- a live code editor and example gallery. It lets you browse examples highlighting features of the Cesium API and edit and run them all in your web browser. Cesium applications created in Sandcastle can even be saved and downloaded. Go to CesiumJS.org
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