Getting Started



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

Main features and benefits

Overview of main features and benefits of LuciadRIA.

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.
Changed in 2021.0

Migrating to ES6

LuciadRIA 2021.0 relies on an ES6 module structure, and no longer includes AMD modules. If your project still relies on LuciadRIA AMD modules, and you want to upgrade to LuciadRIA 2021.0, you must migrate your project to ES6.


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


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.

Geodesy and Geometry



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

Military Symbology


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.




Visualize panoramas

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

Integration of 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).
New in 2021.0


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

Integration of the Google (Static) Maps API image 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.

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).