LuciadRIA 2021.1.09 · welcome!

So you installed LuciadRIA, and now you want to:

To run LuciadRIA, you need a license file that is provided to you by our Customer Services department.


To run LuciadRIA, you need a license file that is provided to you by our Customer Services department.

To install the license file, copy the text file to the licenses folder.

If the license file comes in an archive file, unpack the archive file in the licenses folder.

Find out what you get in your product tier

LuciadRIA is offered in two product tiers: Essential and Pro. Each product tier combines capabilities and optional capabilities that are designed for typical use cases. See Product tiers for more information.

Install with or without LuciadFusion

LuciadRIA can be installed independently of LuciadFusion. However, some of the LuciadRIA samples only work if the LuciadFusion server is installed:

  • The LuciadRIA Defense Symbology component, available as an option in LuciadRIA Pro, relies on the Military symbology service hosted by the LuciadFusion server. All LuciadRIA samples that display military symbology will only function correctly if this service is available.
  • LuciadFusion hosts a number of OGC WMS, WMTS and WFS data services out of the box that can directly be consumed by LuciadRIA samples.

To use these services, install LuciadFusion on the same computer and start the Fusion Server. LuciadFusion Studio allows you to easily publish your own custom data sets for immediate visualization in LuciadRIA.

Run the demos and samples

The Samples page provides an overview and descriptions of all LuciadRIA samples.

You can run the samples from that page if you start the sample server.

The LuciadRIA distribution includes a Jetty web server as a sample server. You start the server by executing the startSampleServer script, available in the root of the LuciadRIA distribution.

You need a Java installation on your machine to run the sample server.

When the server is running, go to the Samples page and click on the sample buttons to start them.

Visit the Luciad Developer Platform for product movies and online documentation.

Find out what's new

The release guide explains the new features and improvements of this release.


As of V2021.0, LuciadRIA no longer supports Internet Explorer. If your project still relies on Internet Explorer, you can still use older versions of LuciadRIA.


As of V2021.0, LuciadRIA fully relies on ES6 modules. If your project still relies on the AMD module version of LuciadRIA, you need to upgrade it to the new ES module structure.

For the details on upgrading your LuciadRIA project, see Migrating your LuciadRIA application. If you have questions, send us a message at

Get some help from the docs

Or dive straight into the API documentation.