Support for MySQL / PostgreSQL Management Database
SGS 7.3 supports MySQL / Postgres for your SGS Management database solution. These databases support a higher number of transactions than SQLite and provide greater reliability when working in a multi-server environment. SGS continues to also support the SQLite database.
3D Tiles Using glTF 2.0 with Draco Compression
For reduced size and better streaming, the 3D mesh service now serves 3D Tiles in glTF 2.0 format with Draco compression.
3D Tiles Mesh Styling for BIM/CAD Models
To support viewing in TerraExplorer for Web and other Cesium-based viewers, the 3D mesh service exposes 3D mesh and their attribute information as OGC 3D Tiles (with Batch Table). The attribute information can be used to style and query sub-models based on attribute values, while storing only the original data format on the server.
3D Tiles Point Cloud Styling
To support viewing in TerraExplorer for Web and other Cesium viewers, SGS 7.3’s point cloud service exposes point cloud layers and their attribute information as OGC 3D Tiles (with Batch Table). The attribute information can be used to style the point cloud (e.g., point size, color, or visibility) based on attribute (scalar) values, while storing only the original data format on the server.
Token Access Mechanism
A security token mechanism is now available in addition to the user/password authentication mechanism. The security token is per user and allows the same access level the user has. This security option is available only to “Viewer” level users and allows accessing (read/write) data, but no publishing or administration options.
Enhanced Support for Esri Clients
- SGS now supports on-the-fly conversion from 3DML to I3S/SLPK 1.7, in addition to I3S/SLPK 1.5, to improve streaming performance to all Esri clients. SGS exposes a layer as I3S 1.7 if the 3DML was published to SGS by TerraExplorer 7.3 or higher.
- Non-public (secured) 3DML and WMTS/WMS raster layers can now be loaded in all Esri clients by connecting with token and login authentication.
Sites Management Page
New Sites page added to SGS Manager allows easy access and management of all the virtual servers (“sites”) hosted on your server. Super administrators can perform general site management from this page, including addition, deletion and editing of a server’s sites.
Compatibility with Browsers' Cross-Site Cookie Security Update
New SameSite Cookies options allowing 3D clients to load non-public layers from multiple SGS servers from different domains. SGS' new default options are compatible with Chrome and other popular browsers' recent SameSite Cookies updates that allow third-party cookies only if they follow the HTTPS protocol.
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