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Class GeoJsonCodec<TFeature>

A GeoJsonCodec is responsible for 2 things:

  • Encode Feature instances to a JavaScript object that adheres to the GeoJSON specification
  • Decode a GeoJSON JavaScript object into a set of LuciadRIA Feature objects containing LuciadRIA geometries and properties.

    Since a 1-on-1 mapping from a GeoJSON geometry to a LuciadRIA shape does not exist, the codec decodes GeoJSON geometries to shapes as follows:

    The codec encodes the shape of the feature to GeoJSON geometries as follows:

    GeoJSON does not support any other shapes than Point, LineString, Polygon, MultiPoint, MultiLineString, MultiPolygon, GeometryCollection. As such, it cannot support all shapes of LuciadRIA. For example, a Circle cannot be represented directly as a circle in GeoJSON. To deal with such shapes, a custom codec is required. The CreateEdit sample shows how you can create a custom codec for such shapes.

Spatial reference

The reference for shape decoding process is determined in the following way and order:

  • The reference passed to decode. Use it in case you want to override the reference for each decode request.
  • The reference passed to the constructor. Allows you to set the reference yourself, overriding what is in the data. If you still want to override for a particular decode() operation, you can still do it, because the step 1 allows it.
  • The reference specified in the data with the legacy crs field. This reference is used if you don't specify it in step 1 or 2.
  • The specification default WGS:84 reference is used.

Supported versions

LuciadRIA supports the full feature set of GeoJSON with the following limitations:

  • CRS reference annotations are not supported.

Type parameters

  • TFeature: Feature

    Represents the type of Feature instances that are handled by the codec. Default type is Feature without restrictions on shape and properties.


  • Codec<TFeature>
    • GeoJsonCodec




  • Creates a GeoJSON codec. By default, a GeoJSON Codec decodes 2D geometry which means the z coordinates of points (which usually contains height) is ignored. If the z coordinate must be encoded or decoded as well, pass true to the mode3D property in the options object.


    Returns GeoJsonCodec




  • Decodes a GeoJSON geometry string to a Shape.


    • geometry: string

      The string representation of a shape. The codec assumes this string adheres to the GeoJSON specification.

    • reference: CoordinateReference

      The spatial reference in which the geometry is defined.

    Returns Shape

    the corresponding LuciadRIA Shape.


  • Decodes a GeoJSON geometry object to a Shape.


    • geometry: any

      A GeoJSON geometry object, as a JSON object.

    • reference: CoordinateReference

      The spatial reference in which the geometry is defined.

    Returns Shape

    the corresponding LuciadRIA Shape.


  • Decodes an object, which is valid GeoJSON, to a Cursor of Feature instances. This method delegates to GeoJsonCodec.decodeGeometryObject.


    • object: any

      a GeoJSON object

    • Optional options: { reference?: CoordinateReference }

      an object literal that contain the following optional properties:

      • Optional reference?: CoordinateReference

        The spatial reference in which the Feature instances are defined. If provided this reference supersedes the default reference of the GeoJSON data.

    Returns Cursor<TFeature>

    featureCursor A Cursor of Feature corresponding to the server response.


  • (featureCursor: Cursor<TFeature>): { content: string; contentType: string }
  • Encodes a Cursor of Feature instances into GeoJSON. This method delegates to GeoJsonCodec.encodeShape.


    • featureCursor: Cursor<TFeature>

      a Cursor of LuciadRIA Feature which must be encoded to the arbitrary representation

    Returns { content: string; contentType: string }

    An object containing two properties:

    • content: the encoded content as a string. This is valid GeoJSON
    • contentType: the mime type as a string. It equals "application/json"
    • content: string

      The encoded content as a string

    • contentType: string

      The mime type describing how the content was encoded as a string


  • (shape: Shape): any | null
  • Encodes a LuciadRIA Shape to a valid GeoJSON geometry.


    Returns any | null

    the GeoJSON representation of a shape (as an object, not as a string)


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