3DPS is applicable to 3D geodata stores that want to target a range of portrayal clients or to 3D geodata portrayal clients that want to display geodata from a range of compatible sources. Major use cases include: navigating in the represented 3D scene; retrieving feature information; and analyzing detailed information such as simulation results or other 3D spatial information. “Just as the OGC Web Map Service (WMS) enabled interoperable 2D mapping, the 3DPS opens the door for interoperability of 3D scenes,” said Volker Coors, Fraunhofer IGD / HFT Stuttgart. “Fraunhofer IGD and 3D Content Logistics GmbH have implemented both client- and server-side rendering using the 3DPS during the development of the standard. The 3DPS complements information models such as CityGML and CDB and data delivery formats such as X3D, glTF, I3S, and 3D Tiles with a query interface. It is an important step forward for the interoperable 3D geospatial web. Last but not least, it is also a good example of the fruitful liaison of OGC and the Web3D consortium.” Read More