The majority of formats require the same two steps for visualization on a Lightspeed view. To visualize Informix Spatial data:

  1. Decode the data into an ILcdModel using an ILcdModelDecoder.

  2. Create an ILspLayer for the ILcdModel and add it to the ILspView.

//First create the model
ILcdModelDecoder decoder =
    new TLcdCompositeModelDecoder(TLcdServiceLoader.getInstance(ILcdModelDecoder.class));
ILcdModel model = decoder.decode("Data/Informix/rivers.isd");

//Create a layer for the model with default styling
ILspLayer layer = TLspShapeLayerBuilder.newBuilder()

//Add the layer to the Lightspeed view (an ILspView)

The file passed to the model decoder is a Java Properties file. It contains all the information that the model decoder requires to connect to the database. For example, the file specifies the location of the database, which table to use, and so on.

The content of that properties file is documented in the class javadoc of the TLcdInformixSpatialModelDecoder class.

This results in a Informix Spatial layer with default styling. See Visualizing Vector Data for more information about visualizing and styling vector data.

This code snippet uses the TLcdCompositeModelDecoder, initialized with all model decoders available in the service registry.

The model decoder class that is actually responsible for decoding Informix Spatial data is the TLcdInformixSpatialModelDecoder.