Why are you building this service ?

Google Earth, Cesium, Mapbox GL JS are great services, but you can't simply render a specific part of a map that is self-contained and doesn't need external data and heavy client side rendering engine.

The model wasn't what I expected, how can I get a refund ?

Contact me via email at thibault@maps3d.io and I'll refund you, no question asked.

What is the glTF format ?

Learn more with this article on the blog: What is the glTF format and what can I do with it ?

Can I 3D print the map?

Yes, you can generate optimized 3d printable models, read more on the blog How to 3d print maps ?

How can I contact you ?

You can drop me a line on twitter at @tibbb , or via email at thibault@maps3d.io

If you want to build a custom visualization / app / service around the same technology you can reach me out at: http://www.thibault-durand.fr/ , I'm freelancing.

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Where does the data comes from ?

The satellite imagery is coming from:

The elevation data from Amazon Terrain Tiles (Mapzen dataset)

What is the license of the models generated ?

You can use them to any purpose as long as you add the correct attribution for the imagery used:


I was inspired by the visualizations done by Geotrek, but I built a lightweight alternative.