6.2. Installation and configuration¶
For convenient use, there is an official web link (see the link below) that can be called to directly run the 3D web client on your web browser.
The number 1.9.0 in URL denotes the version number of the 3D web client. Once the 3D web client has been upgraded in the future, this version number will be adapted to conform to the current release of the 3D web client. Web links pointing to the previous software versions will remain valid and accessible online.
The extracted contents of the zip file should look something like the screenshot below.
Once the Node.js program has been installed, you need to open a shell environment on your operating system and navigate to the folder where the server.js file is located, then simply run the following command to launch the server:
Now, the 3D web client is available via the URL below and its user interface should look like in the following figure:
Other files and directories can also be published using the NodeJS server.
For instance, a KML file named
Samples.kml stored in the directory
3dcitydb-web-map/3dwebclient/ can be accessed using the following URL:
This can then be imported into the web client similarly to other online resources as explained in Section 6.4.