Cesium 3D Point Cloud Reader/Writer

Licensing options for this format begin with FME Desktop Professional Edition.

Format Name (Readers/Writers Gallery)

Cesium 3D Point Cloud (CESIUM3DPC) Reader/Writer

FME Action

Read and write point clouds from FME features into files in the Cesium 3D point cloud (.pnts) format.

The data from the .pnts file is read from or written to a point cloud geometry on an FME feature.

Format Description

Cesium 3D Point Tiles are an open specification for streaming massive heterogeneous 3D geospatial datasets. Cesium uses these tiles to draw its point cloud geometries, potentially alongside vectors, 3D models, terrain, etc.

Coordinate System

Cesium 3D Point Cloud uses a Cartesian coordinate system.

Reader Overview

FME considers a single Cesium 3D Point Cloud (.pnts) file to be a dataset.

Each dataset contains a single point cloud feature.

Writer Overview

FME considers a folder name to be a dataset.

A .pnts file will be written within the folder for each point cloud feature passed to the writer. The filename is determined by the feature type.

More Information

About Point Clouds