EarthServer is an EU-funded project aimed at establishing open access and ad-hoc analytics on extreme-size Earth Science data. Part of this endeavor is the development of tools for 3D web access to these data endpoints that respect the protocols and languages common in the geospatial data processing domain, specifically various OGC standards. The EarthServer 3D Web Client middleware is built on top of X3DOM and currently under active development.
We are proud to announce the release of X3DOM 1.5. This most recent installment of our popular Declarative3D polyfill shines with lots of new features and a wagon load full of bugfixes.
With version 1.5, X3DOM also overcomes some limits of the scenegraph structure by using new internal structures for culling and fast rendering, decoupled from the frontend graph inside the DOM, which, however, still remains intact as usual.
For a detailed list of changes refer to the CHANGELOG file.
Grab the frozen 1.5.0 version here or fly with the cutting-edge development version here.
You can do this of course with arbitrary hardware (think of the LEAP support or the Kinect), but please bear in mind that this is only a preview at the moment.
You can find the tutorial here. Enjoy!