I am looking for a linux program that allows me to visualize CityGML models (3D). I have tried a whole bunch so far (most of them via wine but also native ones) but I couldn't get a single one of them running.

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and would appreciate if somebody could answer from personal experience instead of just posting a bunch of links.


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Aristoteles 3D (requires Java) is working on current versions of Ubuntu.

(also indicated in OP's comment)


3DCityDB supports CityGML: https://www.3dcitydb.org/3dcitydb/

At first you need to import a CityGML file to the database (I would suggest Postgis) and then you have 3DCityDB-Web-Map-Client based on Cesium JS which allows to visualize all the features.


Just to add there is a data warehouse tool FME. It's a set of tools, very easy to use, also have extensive customer support since it's a commercial software. You can use it for free if you are a student.

  • just to clarify, FME is an ETL tool, not really a data warehouse tool. you could use it to help implement a data warehouse, moving data around and cleaning/archiving etc, but not AS the data warehouse, as it isn't a DB.
    – nr_aus
    Sep 21, 2021 at 2:52

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