LuciadLightspeed and LuciadFusion provide API to model, load, process and serve panorama data to LuciadRIA. They don’t provide an immersive 360° view of panorama data on a map, though. LuciadRIA does offer panorama visualization that is fully integrated on a 3D map.

You can use the Panorama Viewer sample to load panorama positions on a map and inspect the raw panoramic images.

Because the ILcdPanorama objects implement the ILcdDataObject interface, you can easily visualize their locations on a Lightspeed map.

The majority of formats require the same two steps for visualization on a GXY view.To visualize Pegasus data:

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

  2. Create an ILcdGXYLayer for the ILcdModel and add it to the ILcdGXYView.

//First create the model
ILcdModelDecoder decoder =
    new TLcdCompositeModelDecoder(TLcdServiceLoader.getInstance(ILcdModelDecoder.class));
ILcdModel model = decoder.decode(sourceName);

//Create a layer for the model with default styling
ILcdGXYLayer layer = TLcdGXYLayer.create(model);
//Wrap the layer with an async layer wrapper to ensure
//that the view remains responsive while data is being painted
layer = ILcdGXYAsynchronousLayerWrapper.create(layer);

//Add the async layer to the GXY view (an ILcdGXYView)

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

GXY Data Viewer sample
Figure 1. GXY Data Viewer sample displaying typical Pegasus panorama locations