glTF format : capacity, limitations, performance?

by user35117   Last Updated May 22, 2020 23:22 PM - source

As part of a state of art about Textured Digital Surface Model (3D geospatial modeling) formats, we have identified some candidates formats whose glTF. We would like general informations focused on :

  • The capacities
  • Advantages/Limitations
  • Performance

I'm taking the liberty to ask following 10 concise questions on glTF.

  1. Type of geometry supported (Mesh, TIN, triangles, other) ?
  2. Type of "Spatial Reference System" supported (geographic : Reference system+latitude/longitude/ellipsoid heigh) and/or projected : Reference system+ellipsoid heigh+ projection) and Spatial Reference System description : Spatial Reference System description Identifier**** (**SRID) ?
  3. Capacity to support the semantic ?
  4. Ability to associate TIN/Mesh (3D model) with Points clouds ? Ability to associate several N-property with a Mesh /TIN ? (Point clouds + Texture,etc.)
  5. Capacity to support metadata (for instance qualifying the product on planimetric/altimetric accuracies,etc.) and glTF 's specifications ability to provide clarification about metadata mecanism ?
  6. Capacity/optimisation of data compression ?
  7. Tiling management capacity ?
  8. Multi-resolution management (2 levels or more) ? One more general and another one with a better level of detail ?
  9. What about Performance and Limitations ? (Data access, storage, Data Volume, display, adaptibility to client/server diffusion, bandwith optimization)
  10. Standard maturity (level of interoperability, level of GIS tools implementation : especially qgis, esri, global mapper)

In advance, thank you very much for your usefull lighting.

Kind regards.

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