Symbology: Military Symbology

LuciadCPillar provides support for the MIL-STD 2525b, MIL-STD 2525c, MIL-STD 2525d, APP-6A, APP-6B and APP-6C military standards, and partial support for APP-6D. These standards define a symbol set that is used to plan and execute military operations in support of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) functions. The MIL-STD 2525 standards were developed by the United States Department of Defense (DOD), while the APP-6 standards were developed by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

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Maps: Interacting with the map

To convert user input into actions on the map, LuciadCPillar offers an API controller toolset. Those map interactions include map navigation, object selection and editing. Using the LuciadCPillar controller API, you can interact with the map no matter what UI toolkit you are using.

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Getting Started: Product reference information

Find out which data types are supported out-of-the-box, and what some of the commonly used terms mean.

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Data Formats: OGC GeoPackage

OGC GeoPackage is an open, standards-based, platform-independent, portable, self-describing, compact format for transferring geospatial information.

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Data Formats: GeoTIFF

Use the GdalModelDecoder to decode and visualize data in the GeoTIFF format (*.tif, *.tiff).

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Data Formats: SHP

Use the GdalModelDecoder to decode and visualize data in the Esri Shapefile format (*.shp).

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Data Formats: OGC WMS

An OGC Web Map Service (WMS) returns static maps, rendered as images. The WMS specification defines a standard web service interface for the retrieval of maps of geographical data over the Internet. In general, a WMS is accessed by a client application that provides the user with interactive controls.

The LuciadCPillar WMS Client API provides an easy framework to connect with a WMS service and use the available data in an application. You can build programs that access all information published inside the WMS capabilities, choose the desired layers and visualize the resulting data on the map.

The client supports automatic re-projection of the retrieved maps, when the geographical reference of the client application is not supported by the WMS. The data is always retrieved using a tiled approach.

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Data Formats: OGC WMTS

An OGC Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) serves digital maps in the form of predefined image tiles. The OGC WMTS specification standardizes how a WMTS server publishes the available images, as well as how the images are exchanged between a WMTS server and a WMTS client.

LuciadCPillar provides WMTS model API that allows you to connect to a WMTS server and create a LuciadCPillar WMTS data model.

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Geodesy and geometry: Geodesy

The LuciadCPillar API is fully equipped to handle the geodetic aspect of geospatial data with high accuracy: it covers geodetic and Cartesian coordinate reference systems, geodetic datums, transformations and projections, and so on.

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Architecture and development principles: Code conventions used in the API

Learn about the C++ and C# conventions that are used in the API.

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Getting Started: Troubleshooting

Learn about common problems and how you can solve them.

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Models: Handling vector data

LuciadCPillar allows you to create and manage vector data models. You can create geometries from scratch, decode vector data into feature models, and query those feature models to retrieve specific data.

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Models: Geometries

Create geometries within LuciadCPillar.

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Getting Started: Installation

Set up your system so that you can start developing with LuciadCPillar.

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Maps: Visualizing feature data

LuciadCPillar provides a API toolset for efficiently visualizing features on the map. You can also style and label those features in accordance with your requirements.

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Architecture and development principles: Threading rules

LuciadCPillar uses various threads to prepare, process and display data. This way, LuciadCPillar can take advantage of your computer's multiple processor cores, and keep the UI responsive. There are some basic threading rules for LuciadCPillar applications that you can apply to prevent concurrency errors and ensure optimal efficiency.

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Models: Handling elevation data

LuciadCPillar allows you to create and manage elevation data models from GeoPackage files.

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Maps: Visualizing raster data

Learn how to display raster data.

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Architecture and development principles: Core concepts

The idea behind the MVC design pattern is to separate the data, the representation of the data, and the user interaction from each other. This separation results in a simpler design of the application and a higher flexibility and re-usability of code.

The LuciadCPillar API consists of the following MVC components:

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Getting Started: Basic application

Get started with the LuciadCPillar API.

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Architecture and development principles: Logging

LuciadCPillar allows you to set up a logging framework to generate and handle log messages from its classes.

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Maps: Visualizing terrain

LuciadCPillar allows you to visualize elevation data on the Map as 3D terrain. Geometries are draped on the terrain by default.

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