Luciad 2020 improves 3D and analytics capabilities, adds API
Information from Hexagon Geospatial
Hexagon Geospatial has launched Luciad 2020, an update to its platform for building location intelligence and real-time, situational awareness applications. The update improves 3D visualisation and analysis capabilities. It also extends the portfolio with LuciadCPillar, an API for C++ and C# developers to incorporate geospatial visualisation and analysis into their applications.
The Luciad portfolio lets developers create applications that leverage data from any source for visualisation and analysis in 2D and 3D. Combining static, dynamic and real-time data, including moving tracks, Luciad-powered applications support defence, aviation, infrastructure and other critical sectors.
LuciadRIA 2020, which is used for building browser-based solutions, has added interactive model placement, interactive mesh operations and additional capabilities for viewing and analysing infrastructure in 3D. It is powered by a new 3D tiling engine that has been added to LuciadFusion, the server solution, and LuciadLightspeed, which is used for building desktop and on-board applications. The tiling engine turns models and large 3D datasets into streamable 3D tiles.
The configurable C++ and C# APIs enable developers to integrate a visualisation component, add support for custom data or databases, employ their own symbology, or match the user interface to their company’s needs and styles. Since the same code can be used for both 2D and 3D visualisation, one can switch between both GPU-accelerated views of static and dynamic data.
The API let developers bring data from their own databases, such as vector data, imagery, and elevation data, or use custom format data, to create a common operating picture. Focusing on needs within the defence domain, the development solution provides the foundation for advanced geospatial applications. Incorporate the latest military unit symbols into solutions, even offline and without the need for a server.
The release contains other new features requested by customers, including a new dedicated LuciadLightspeed view for JavaFX for optimised development, Multinational Geospatial Co-production Program support and Significant Weather Data visualisation for aviation.