Google Opens 3D Tile Data Through Standardised API

Google announced that their 3D tiles will be available through the Map Tiles API. Surprisingly, the API isn’t a proprietary design but implements the OGC 3D Tiles standard, which opens the dataset up for visualisations using open-source client libraries such as Cesium or

You have to register with Google and provide an API key to use Google’s 3D Tiles. The service is free, for now, during its experimental stage.