Getting Started



Finish your installation and set up your IDE to start developing.

What's new

The feature highlights of this version.

Basic application

Write your first basic LuciadCPillar application.

Product reference information

Discover the data types supported in LuciadCPillar and other reference information.


Find information to resolve common problems.

Architecture and development principles


Core concepts

Find out how the API supports the development of a Model-View-Controller (MVC) application, and how to approach models and map views starting from those MVC principles.


Set up your logging framework.

Threading rules

Rules and expectations for threading in LuciadCPillar.

Code conventions used in the API

Learn about the conventions used in the API for all supported languages.



Handling vector data

Learn how to work with vector data in LuciadCPillar.

Handling raster data

Learn how to work with raster data in LuciadCPillar.


Working with geometries.

Handling elevation data

Decode elevation data.



Working with the Map

Set up and customize the Map.

Interacting with the map

Learn how to use controllers to interact with the map.
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Visualizing feature data

Visualize, style and label feature data on the map

Visualizing raster data

Visualize raster data

Visualizing terrain

Visualize elevation data as terrain.

Visualizing point cloud data

Learn how to display and style large-scale point cloud data.

Visualizing tiled mesh data

Learn how to display and style large-scale 3D mesh data.
New in 2023.1


Add a grid to the view.

Geodesy and geometry



Geodesy and core geometry principles in LuciadCPillar.

Data Formats

New in 2023.1


Decode and visualize Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED).


Decode and visualize data in the GeoTIFF format (*.tif, *.tiff).
New in 2023.1


Decode and visualize 3D meshes in the glTF format.


Load and visualize point clouds in the Hexagon Smart Point Cloud (HSPC) format.

OGC 3D Tiles

Point Cloud data (PNTS) and Reality meshes (the B3DM or Batched 3D Model format) served using the OGC 3D Tiles protocol.
Changed in 2023.1

OGC GeoPackage

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


Connect with an OGC Web Map Service (WMS).


Connect with an OGC Web Map Tile Service (WMTS).


Decode and visualize data in the Esri Shapefile format (*.shp).



Military Symbology

Create and visualize data using the MIL-STD 2525 or APP-6 military standards.
New in 2023.1

Military Grids

Add a military grid to the view.