See the Binz data format documentation for general information about the Binz data format.

You can add Binz data to LuciadFusion Studio, and serve it to clients as OGC 3D Tiles in an OGC 3D Tiles service. Client applications based on LuciadLightspeed and LuciadRIA can then consume the data.

OGC 3D Tiles is the optimal format for the distribution and visualization of big 3D mesh data sets because it tiles and multi-levels the data. The tiling and multi-leveling process makes the data more usable in visualization clients, because the client can select a suitable level-of-detail in the data, and reduce the amount of data that needs to be loaded. Web services can also cache the tiles for fast retrieval.

If you have stored a number of Binz files in a folder, you can set up that folder as a data root for LuciadFusion Studio, which can serve 3D meshes as OGC 3D Tiles to clients such as applications based on LuciadLightspeed and LuciadRIA.

Add georeference information

To prepare the Binz data for visualization by LuciadFusion Studio, and later on by visualization clients, you need to make sure that georeference information is available for the data. If LuciadFusion cannot detect georeference information, it will not make the data available in Studio for serving.

Adding georeference information

Georeference information for Binz data is typically provided in a .llh, .ref or .prj file with the same name as the geodata file.

.llh files contain longitude, latitude and height, defined in the default EPSG 4326 reference.

Setting up the data root

Once georeference information is available for all the Binz data in the folder, go to SETTINGS > DATA ROOTS > ADD DATA ROOT, and select the folder with the Binz files and the georeference files.

LuciadFusion starts the crawling process, and adds all the Binz files to the DATA tab.

The data title is derived from the source data:

  • If the source data is a .binz archive, the data title is the archive file name without the extension.

  • If the source data is an unpacked tree0000.bin file, the data title is the name of the directory containing that file.

Data visible as a red hatched shape in the Studio map preview

The map preview in LuciadFusion only shows a red hatched rectangle at the location of the data set. A client with full 3D visualization capabilities is required to show the Binz data after it has been processed as OGC 3D Tiles.

Automatic pre-processing to create a service

From the Data section, you can immediately create a service. Make sure to select OGC3DTILES as the service type. As soon as you create the service, LuciadFusion automatically detects the Binz format, and starts a pre-processing job to convert the data to OGC 3D Tiles.

When LuciadFusion has finished pre-processing the data, the service status will change from PENDING to RUNNING.

After you start the new service, clients can access it using the endpoint URL. The endpoint URL will be similar to …​/ogc/3dtiles/service-name/tileset.json.

See Data loading and management for more information on data management and publication.