This example shows how X3D responds to user manipulation and interoperates with external sites for additional information. The user rotates and centers the globe at the desired location. X3D then queries the external site openWeatherMap.org to get the current weather conditions. All 2D and 3D information is displayed within a single HTML page.
Web3D is a nonprofit organization that develops and maintains the X3D, VRML, and H-Anim international standards. These are 3D graphics file formats and run-time specifications for the delivery and integration of interactive 3D data over networks. Web3D Consortium members work together to produce open, royalty-free and ISO-ratified capabilities for the Web.