Getting Started

 

Installation

Set up your system.

Core concepts

Find an overview of LuciadFusion components and technology options.

LuciadFusion reference information

Product tier information and support tips.

LuciadFusion Studio

 

Getting started

Get started with LuciadFusion Studio, the web-based geospatial data management tool.

Load and manage data

Learn how to load and manage several data types in Studio.

REST API

Use the LuciadFusion Studio REST API to automate your data management.

Customization and configuration

Customize the LuciadFusion Studio web front-end.

LuciadFusion Platform

 

Extending the Platform

Extend Platform functionality through configuration and development.

Deployment

Deploy your LuciadFusion application.

Multi-node

Combine and run several LuciadFusion instances.

Advanced

 

Data Connectivity Manager (DCM)

Use the DCM to prepare LuciadFusion coverages.

OGC Web Server Suite

Build your own OGC-compliant web services.

LuciadLightspeed documentation

Getting Started

 

Installation

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

Choose your technology

Overview of the technology options for your application.

Basic application

Write your first basic LuciadLightspeed applications.

Upgrading LuciadLightspeed

Upgrade to a new version.

Product reference information

Discover the data types supported in LuciadLightspeed and LuciadLightspeed tier information.

Architecture

 

Core concepts

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

Threads and locks

Efficiently use threads and locks.

Services mechanism

Learn about the service loader mechanism.

Performance guidelines

Design and implement a smoothly running application.

Logging

Set up your logging framework.

Packaging

Learn how to integrate LuciadLightspeed into your application, package it, and prepare it for deployment.

Models

 

Reading and writing

Learn how to access and modify model data.

Working with domain object properties

Learn how to use the ILcdDataObject interface to retrieve and display the properties of vector domain objects.

Supporting custom formats

Learn how to add support for your own business data.

Model references

All about georeferencing your data.

Handling vector data

How to handle vector domain objects.

Handling raster data

How to handle raster domain objects.

Handling multi-dimensional data

Decoding multi-dimensional data.

Clustering model objects

Clustering objects in models with many objects.

ISO metadata standards

Supporting metadata standards ISO 19115 and ISO19139.

OpenCL

The Open Computing language (OpenCL) allows applications to perform computations on the GPU.

Lightspeed Views

 

Working with the view

Set up and customize the Lightspeed view.

Working with a JavaFX view

Use JavaFX in your LuciadLightspeed application.

Visualizing vector data

Learn how to display, style and label vector data.

Visualizing raster data

Learn how to display and style raster data.

Visualizing a grid

Add a grid to the view.

Interacting with the view

Learn how to use controllers to navigate, select, edit, create and measure on the view.

Adding graphical effects

Learn how to add lighting, atmosphere, and fog to your view.

Printing and exporting

Learn how to print the maps displayed in a view, or export them to a file.

Vertical view

Learn how to display your data in a vertical view.

UI widgets

Learn about the available UI widgets for a Lightspeed view.

Offscreen views

Learn how to use offscreen Lightspeed views.

Performance

Boost Lightspeed view performance.

Oculus Rift

Use a Lightspeed view in combination with the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display.

Troubleshooting

Known issues and troubleshooting tips and tricks.

.NET integration

Integrating LuciadLightspeed view in a .NET application.

OpenGL

LuciadLightspeed applications with a Lightspeed view make use of OpenGL. OpenGL is a cross-platform standard API for hardware-accelerated 3D rendering.

GXY Views

 

Working with the GXY view

Set up and customize the GXY view.

Visualizing vector data

Learn how to display, style and label vector data.

Visualizing raster data

Learn how to display and style raster data.

Visualizing a grid

Add a grid to the GXY view.

Interacting with the view

Learn how to use controllers to navigate, select, edit, create and measure on the view.

Asynchronous painting

Paint data asynchronously to optimize responsiveness.

Printing

Learn how to print the maps displayed in a view.

Vertical view

Learn how to display your data in a vertical view.

UI widgets

Learn about the available UI widgets for a GXY view.

Performance

Boost GXY view performance.

OGC Standards

 

OGC Filters

Use OGC Filters to identify data subsets.

OGC SLD Styling

Use OGC SLD Symbology Encoding to style your data.

Geodesy and Geometry

 

Geodesy

Geodesy and core geometry principles in LuciadLightspeed.

Geometry

Perform geometric calculations on shapes.

Symbology

 

Military Symbology

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

Real Time Data

 

Dynamic data

Learn how to work with dynamic data.

Radar feeds

Visualize radar feeds on a Lightspeed view.

Networking and Route Planning

 

Networking and Route Planning

Network-related processing like route planning or creating a trace.

Terrain Analysis

 

Elevation data

Learn how to work with elevation data in the Terrain Analysis API.

Line of sight

Calculate a line of sight between two points or between a point and its environment

Visibility

Compute the visibility from one shape to another shape.

Viewsheds

Visibility calculations in a 3D scene.

Hypsometry

Compute and display hypsometric views of elevation data.

Contours

Calculate and find contours.

Extreme points

Find the lowest and highest points in an area.

Big Data

 

Large vector data sets on a Lightspeed view

Learn how to visualize large vector data sets on a Lightspeed view.

Large vector data sets on a GXY view

Learn how to visualize large vector data sets on a GXY view.

Pre-process raster data

Pre-process large raster data sets to improve visualization performance using the Tiling engine.

Pre-process point cloud data

Pre-process point cloud data sets to improve visualization performance using the Tiling engine.

Pre-process 3D meshes to OGC 3D Tiles

Optimize 3D mesh datasets by processing them to OGC 3D Tiles using a 3D Tiles Processing Engine.

Filtering data

Select and set up the right filtering.

Third Party Tools

 

ProGuard

Obfuscate your application.

OSGi(TM)

Running in OSGi.

Maven

Using LuciadLightspeed with Maven.

Data Formats

 

ACE2

Decode and visualize data in the ACE2 format (*.ace2).

AIXM 3.3/4.x

Decode and visualize aeronautical data in the AIXM 3.3/4.x format.

AIXM 5

Decode and visualize aeronatuical data in the AIXM 5 format.

Arc/Info ASCII grid

Decode and visualize data in the Arc/Info ASCII grid format (*.asc, *.grd).

Arc/Info Binary Grid

Decode and visualize data in the Arc/Info Binary Grid format (*.adf).

Arc/Info Export E00 GRID

Decode and visualize data in the Arc/Info Export E00 GRID format (*.e00).

ARINC

Decode and visualize aeronautical data in the ARINC 424 format.

ASDI

Decode and visualize ASDI data from files and from live streams.

ASRP/USRP/ADRG

Decode and visualize data in the ASRP/USRP/ADRG format (01.THF, *01.GEN, *01.QAL, .SOU, *.IMG).

ASTERIX

Decode and visualize ASTERIX data from files and from live streams.

AutoCAD DWG and DXF

Decode and visualize AutoCAD DWG and DXF data.

Azavea Raster Grid

Decode and visualize data in the Azavea Raster Grid format (*.arg, *.json).

BCI

Decode and visualize data in the BCI format (*.matrxmap).

BIL

Decode and visualize data in the BIL format (*.bil).

Bing Maps

Integration of the Microsoft Bing Maps imagery service into LuciadLightspeed.

Binz

Decode data in the Binz format (*.binz).

BSB Nautical Chart

Decode and visualize data in the BSB Nautical Chart format (*.kap).

BUFR

Decode and visualize World Area Forecast System Significant Weather features in the BUFR format.

CADRG

Decode and visualize data in the CADRG format (*.toc).

CIB

Decode and visualize data in the CIB format.

Collada

The COLLADA interchange file format for 3D models (.dae files).

Convair PolGASP

Decode and visualize data in the Convair PolGASP format (*.img).

CSV

Geospatial data encoded in the Comma Separated Value format.

DAFIF

Decode and visualize aeronautical data in the DAFIF format.

DB2 Spatial

Connector to a DB2 Spatial database.

DIMAP

Decode and visualize DIMAP data.

DMED/DTED

Decode and visualize data in the DMED and DTED format (*.dmed, *.dt0, *.dt1, *.dt2).

E57 point clouds

E57 format for point cloud storage.

Earth tilesets

Decode and visualize preprocessed data from an Earth tileset.

ECDIS

Decode, visualize and style S57 and S63 Ecdis data using the S52 symbology.

ECRG

Decode and visualize data in the ECRG format (TOC.xml).

ECW

Decode and visualize data in the ECW format (*.ecw, *.ers).

ELAS DIPEx

Decode and visualize data in the ELAS DIPEx format.

ENVI .hdr Labelled Raster

Decode and visualize data in the ENVI .hdr Labelled Raster format (*.hdr).

EOSAT FAST Format

Decode and visualize data in the EOSAT FAST Format format.

ERDAS Imagine

Decode and visualize data in the ERDAS Imagine format (*.img).

ERDAS Imagine Raw

Decode and visualize data in the ERDAS Imagine Raw format (*.raw).

ETOPO

Decode and visualize data in the ETOPO format (*.ETOPO2.raw.bin, *.ETOPO2v2_MSP.raw, ETOPO5.DAT).

Fusion client

Visualize elevation and imagery data preprocessed with LuciadFusion.

GDAL Virtual

Decode and visualize data in the GDAL Virtual format (*.vrt).

GDF

Decode and visualize Geographic Data Files (GDF).

GeoJSON

Decode and visualize data in the GeoJSON format (*.json, *.json.gz, *.json.zip, *.geojson).

GeospatialPDF

Decode and visualize data in the GeospatialPDF format (*.pdf).

GeoSPOT

Decode and visualize data in the GeoSPOT format (*.DSC, *.REP).

GeoTIFF and BigTIFF

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

GML

Decode and visualize data in the GML Geography Markup Language format.

Golden Software ASCII Grid

Decode and visualize data in the Golden Software ASCII Grid format.

Golden Software Binary Grid

Decode and visualize data in the Golden Software Binary Grid format.

Golden Software Surfer 7 Binary Grid

Decode and visualize data in the Golden Software Surfer 7 Binary Grid format.

Google Earth Enterprise repositories

Decode and visualize data encoded in a Google Earth Enterprise repository.

GRASS ASCII Grid

Decode and visualize data in the GRASS ASCII Grid format.

GRIB

Decode, visualize and query data in the GRIB format.

Grid eXchange File

Decode and visualize data in the Grid eXchange File format (*.gxf).

HF2/HFZ heightfield raster

Decode and visualize data in the HF2/HFZ heightfield raster format (*.hf2).

Informix Geodetic

Connector to an Informix Geodetic database.

Informix Spatial

Connector to an Informix Spatial database.

JPEG2000

Decode and visualize data in the JPEG2000 format (*.jp2, *.j2k).

JPIP

Decode and visualize data from a JPIP data stream (JPEG 2000 Interactive Protocol).

KML

Geospatial data encoded in the Keyhole Markup Language (KML) which is the Google Earth format.

LAS/LAZ

The LASer format is an exchange format for three-dimensional point clouds.

Leica Pegasus

Decode the Leica Pegasus data format.

Luciad Point Cloud format

Preprocessed LAS data (point clouds) stored in a Luciad specific format.

LuciadLightspeed JAI

Decode and visualize data in the LuciadLightspeed JAI format (*.jai).

LuciadLightspeed RST

Decode and visualize data in the LuciadLightspeed RST format (*.rst).

Magellan BLX Topo

Decode and visualize data in the Magellan BLX Topo format (*.blx, *.xlb).

Magnetic north

Decode and visualize charts containing magnetic north lines from files containing the parameters of the IGRF or WMM magnetic model.

MapInfo MAP

Decode and visualize data in the MapInfo MAP format (*.map).

MapInfo MIF

Decode and visualize data in the MapInfo MIF format (*.mif).

MapInfo TAB

Decode and visualize data in the MapInfo TAB format (*.tab).

MBTiles

Decode and visualize data in the MBTiles format (*.mbtiles).

MGCP

Decode and visualize vector data according to the Multinational Geospatial Co-production Program (MGCP) 2.0 portrayal standard.

Microsoft SQL Server databases

Connector to a MSSQL database.

Microstation DGN

Decode and visualize data in the Microstation DGN format (*.dgn).

MrSID

Decode and visualize data in the MrSID format (*.sid).

NASA ELAS

Decode and visualize data in the NASA ELAS format.

NetCDF

Decode, visualize and query data in the NetCDF format.

NITF/NSIF

Decode and visualize data in the NITF/NSIF (STANAG 4545) format (*.ntf).

NOAA vertical datum shift

Decode and visualize data in the NOAA vertical datum shift format (*.gtx).

NVG

Decode and visualize data in the Nato Vector Graphics (NVG) 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.

OGC GeoPackage

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

OGC WCS

Connect with an OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS).

OGC WFS

Connect with an OGC Web Feature Service (WFS).

OGC WMS

Connect with an OGC Web Map Service (WMS).

OGC WMTS

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

OpenFlight

Decode and visualize data in the OpenFlight format (*.flt).

OpenStreetMap

Decode and visualize OpenStreetMap data.

Oracle Locator

Connector to an Oracle Locator database.

Oracle Spatial

Connector for GeoRaster data stored in an Oracle Spatial database.

OSGB

Reality meshes encoded in the binary version of the OpenSceneGraph data format.

Panoramic image data

Decode panoramic image data.

POL

Decode and visualize data in the POL format (*.pol).

PostgreSQL PostGIS

Connector to an PostgreSQL PostGIS database.

SGI Image Format

Decode and visualize data in the SGI Image Format format (*.bw, *.rgb, *.rgba, *.sgi).

SHP

The Esri Shapefile format.

Snow Data Assimilation System

Decode and visualize data in the Snow Data Assimilation System format (*.hdr).

SQLite SpatiaLite

Vector data encoded in a SQLite database using the SpatiaLite extension.

SRTM HGT Format

Decode and visualize data in the SRTM HGT Format format (*.hgt, *.DEM).

SwissDHM

Decode and visualize data in the SwissDHM format (*.mlt, *.mbl).

TFW/JGW

Decode and visualize data in the TFW and JGW format (*.tfw, *.jgw).

USGS DEM

Decode and visualize data in the USGS DEM format (*.dem).

USGS First Generation DOQ

Decode and visualize data in the USGS First Generation DOQ format (*.doq).

USGS LULC Composite Theme Grid

Decode and visualize data in the USGS LULC Composite Theme Grid format .

USGS New Labelled DOQ

Decode and visualize data in the USGS New Labelled DOQ format (*.doq).

VPF

Decode and visualize Vector Product Format (VPF) data.

VTP Binary Terrain Format

Decode and visualize data in the VTP Binary Terrain Format format (*.bt).

Wavefront OBJ

Decode and visualize data in the Wavefront OBJ format (*.obj).

XML

Decode, visualize, and encode data in the XML format.