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I wish to have a Online 3D Map, which would show my Data, i.e both Raster and Vector, draped on a DEM that I have.

Due to the requirements of using my own DEM & Raster data, Google Earth API is pretty much out of the running.

Are there any projects which can do this?

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I posted a similar question last year related to postgis 3d –  dassouki Jul 30 '11 at 16:04

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Well, WebGL is promising but has few features now. You can have a look to the API and examples.

From what I know, it is supported by FF4 and Chrome 9. You will find more about browsers compatibility on their website.

Javascript libraries :

To explore (samples and tutorials) :

  • A quite realistic 3D map using webGL and rendering buildings, trees and shadow.

Burgos - F4

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+1 I didn't' know WebGLEarth existed. Here's hoping WebGL replaces Flash and other plugins for this type of application. –  Sean Jul 30 '11 at 15:41
    
Although not in 3D, here is one more example of journey-to-work flows in Switzerland from i2maps project that might be helpful. –  radek Jan 23 '12 at 18:39
    
The Nokia demo is particularly impressive because unlike the other demos, it has extrusions and interesting building data. –  Ragi Yaser Burhum Jul 6 '12 at 20:29

ReadyMap might be another option. Here is an example (with a bonus of Leaflet integration!) [via @LeafletJS]:

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And one more with 3D overlay on the globe:

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More: demos, code.

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Handy Article on summarising the changes and practicality here:

http://www.georelated.com/2011/11/3d-gis-from-desktop-to-web.html

Also check out these guys: http://www.webglearth.org/

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Just found this one.... OpenLayers / Censius Hybrid: enter image description here http://jktaylor.github.com/openlayers/examples/adapters/editingtoolbar.html

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You could use the censius viewer alone: http://cesium.agi.com/CesiumViewer/

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i like this implementation of WebGL, this is not a globe map style but more like DEM data, but the version 1.0 not yet available , i don't know when exactly will be available in this summer

http://openscales.org/news/openscalesgl-announce.html

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In the mean time, there is three.js as a wrapper around WebGL. See for an example here.

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I would go a little easier and choose Cortona 3D player for visualisation and export everything in the GIS of your choice as VRML file.

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