Cesium is a well-known competitive solution of VirtualGeo Web, designed to display high-resolution mapping data in a Web page.

Both offer a similar set of Web features, but looking “under the hood”, the approach is very different.

VirtualGeo is based on a native engine developed in C++, which is translated into Web Assembly, see here for more details.

CesiumJS is based on a pure Javascript engine. Thanks to our 3DTIles support, it is now quite easy to compare both approaches and engines in terms of memory and CPU consumption on a same dataset.

As the base dataset for our comparison, we have chosen to use the highly detailed city of Strasbourg


See the result below :