Getting Started



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

What's new

The feature highlights of this version.

Main features and benefits

Overview of main features and benefits of LuciadRIA.

Hello world

Build your first LuciadRIA map application.

First application

From Hello World to your first full LuciadRIA application.

User guides

End user guides for elaborate demo or sample applications.

Product reference information

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


Learn how to integrate LuciadRIA in your application.



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.

Performance guidelines

Boost LuciadRIA performance.


Learn how to deploy a LuciadRIA based application.



Handling feature data

How to work with feature (vector) data.

Handling raster data

How to work with raster data.

Handling elevation data

How to work with elevation data.

Model references

All about georeferencing your data.

Map visualization

Changed in 2023.1

Working with the map

Set up and customize the LuciadRIA map or view.

Visualizing vector data

Learn how to display, style and label feature 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.

Visualizing point cloud data

Learn how to display and style large-scale point cloud data.
Changed in 2023.1

Visualizing tiled mesh data

Learn how to display and style large-scale 3D mesh data.

Visualizing panoramas

Learn how to visualize panoramas.

Geodesy and Geometry



Perform constructive geometric calculations on shapes, using the ria-geometry npm package.



Military symbology

Create and visualize data using the MIL-STD-2525B, MIL-STD-2525C, MIL-STD-2525D, APP-6A, APP-6B, APP-6C or APP-6D military standards, from the ria-milsym NPM package.

Military Grids

Add a military grid to the view.

OGC Standards


OGC SLD styling

Use OGC SLD Symbology Encoding to style your data.

Big Data


Large feature data sets on a LuciadRIA map

Learn how to visualize large feature data sets on a LuciadRIA map.

Data Formats


Bing Maps

Integrate the Microsoft Bing Maps imagery service into LuciadRIA.

Fusion client (LTS)

Visualize elevation and imagery data preprocessed with LuciadFusion.


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


Load and visualize GeoTIFF images using a custom tileset model.


Decode and visualize 3D meshes in the glTF format.


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

Google Maps

Integrate the Google (Static) Maps API image service into LuciadRIA.


Integrate the HERE Map Tile service into LuciadRIA.


Load and visualize point clouds in the Hexagon Smart Point Cloud (HSPC) format.


Geospatial data encoded in the Keyhole Markup Language (KML) which is the Google Earth format.
Changed in 2023.1

OGC 3D Tiles

Point Cloud data (PNTS) and Reality meshes (the B3DM or Batched 3D Model format) served using the OGC 3D Tiles protocol.


Connect with an OGC Web Feature Service (WFS).


Connect with an OGC Web Map Service (WMS).


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