germaniumweb - a beginner's guide

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GermaniumWeb ( is a publicly available, generally free-to-use, javascript-based platform for easily developing 3D in-building apps for the web. This presentation provides an introductory guide to the space of GermaniumWeb.


  • 1. Germanium Web A Beginners Guide Date: 2009-11-10
  • 2. Q: What is Germanium Web ?
  • 3. Germanium Web Platform
    • Publicly available 3D Building API for the Web
    • For anyone who intends to create a 3D in-building
    • application for the web
  • 4. Q: What are examples of in-building applications ?
  • 5. Some examples of In-building Apps
  • 6. You can consider developing
    • An asset tracking solution that tracks people indoor in a 3D building, or
    • A 3D visitor guide that helps visitors find location of places, facilities in a building, or
    • A mashup that presents the energy readings at different indoor locations of your green building , or
    • An application that showcases the impressive interior of your designer room, or
    • A solution that presents CCTV feeds using a 3D building model, or
  • 7. Q: Ok, now I want to develop a 3D in-building app. How can I use Germanium Web ?
  • 8. High-level Anatomy of Your In-building App Your 3D In-Building App (1) GermaniumWeb API (2) Building Composer or (3) KML Importer Approach < html > ..
  • 9. Tools & API you can use
    • Germanium Web API (javascript) to develop the application code
    • Building Composer to compose 3D interior models into a 3D Building Model
    • KML Importer approach to compose 2D floorplans into a 3D Floorplan Model
    • Germanium Web Plugin a software plugin that your users uses to view your 3D in-building app.
  • 10. Q: Where can I find resources on the Germanium Web API ?
  • 11. GermaniumWeb Javascript API
    • Resources:
    • > Tutorials
    • > API Docs
    • > Samples
  • 12. Where can I post tech questions ? > www.
  • 13. Icon Gallery > www.
  • 14. Q: Is the Germanium Web API service free for use ?
  • 15. A: Yes, the Germanium Web API service is free as long as your web applications are free-for-use and publicly accessible to Internet users. >
  • 16. Q: Tell me more about 3D Buildings and how I can prepare a 3D Building for use in a Germanium Web app ?
  • 17. Types of 3D Buildings 3D Floorplan Model 3D Building Model (Structured) 3D Building Model (Detailed)
  • 18. 3D Building Composer > Modelling Tool with COLLADA export COLLADA files After creating a 3D building model, export the model, level-by-level, into COLLADA files and compose the level files using the Building Composer.
  • 19. 3D Floorplan Creation > modelling/KMLBuildingTutorial A 3D Floorplan is faster and easier to create ( within hours ). Find out how you can create 3D Floorplan here.
  • 20. Q: Are there any public Germanium Web application references I can look at ?
  • 21. Featured Apps Gallery >
  • 22. Featured Web Apps
    • By Beijing Water Compass Co. Ltd
    • Sales app for office space sales/leasing
    ( Beijing Financial District )
  • 23. Featured Web Apps
    • By ArchitectSeed Sdn Bhd
    • App for visualizing hotel room designs and views
  • 24. Featured Web Apps
    • By Ambient Intelligence Lab (IDMI, NUS)
    • Real-time indoor tracking of persons inside buildings
  • 25. Featured Web Apps
    • Step-by-step Path Guide
    • for Building Visitors
    Showing multi-level path
  • 26. End of Beginners Guide
    • Visit . Explore our API, Create your 3D in-building app.
    • Get your app featured on our Apps Gallery
    • More questions ? Ask them at
    • Thank you.
    > www.