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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7(3), 102; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi7030102

Representing Time-Dynamic Geospatial Objects on Virtual Globes Using CZML—Part II: Impact, Comparison, and Future Developments

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Key Laboratory of Geographic Information Science (Ministry of Education), East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China
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School of Geography Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China
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Shanghai Key Lab for Urban Ecological Processes and Eco-Restoration, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China
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Received: 24 January 2018 / Revised: 1 March 2018 / Accepted: 12 March 2018 / Published: 14 March 2018
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This is the second and final part of our Cesium Markup Language (CZML) study. Here, we describe the relevant applications, academic influence, and future developments of CZML. Since its emergence in 2011, CZML has become widely used in the geoscientific environment. It is also having a positive impact on geoscience. Numerous applications use CZML for generating time-dynamic geovisualization, facilitating data interoperability, and promoting spatial data infrastructures. In this paper, we give an overview of the available tools and services, representative applications, as well as the role that CZML plays for geoscientific research. Furthermore, we also discuss key similarities and differences between CZML and KML (Keyhole Markup Language), and outline some of the future improvements for CZML’s research and development. View Full-Text
Keywords: CZML; KML; time-dynamic visualization; geospatial object; interoperability CZML; KML; time-dynamic visualization; geospatial object; interoperability
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Zhu, L.; Li, Z.; Wang, Z. Representing Time-Dynamic Geospatial Objects on Virtual Globes Using CZML—Part II: Impact, Comparison, and Future Developments. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7, 102.

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