Luciad V2016.1 Brings Mac OS X Support, Timeline Integration & More to Geospatial Applications

by | Jul 29, 2016

BELGIUM, Leuven “  Luciad, a world leader in the provision of technology that connects geospatial data to deliver real-time situational awareness, has announced today that it is launching its version 2016.1 suite of geospatial software solutions.

Version 2016.1 brings geospatial developers and users a range of new capabilities for their Luciad-based applications.

The V2016.1 release continues our R&D focus on four strategic pillars: 3-D in the browser, developer and user experience, data and application integration and visual analytics, said Luciad's Chief Technology Officer Frank Suykens.

The fact that we've made LuciadLightspeed fully Mac OS X capable  makes it one of the only geospatial products that runs in both 2-D and 3-D on Linux, Windows and Mac with a single unified API.

The updates and features of the V2016.1 release include:

Mac OS X Support
LuciadLightspeed and all its components are now fully supported and optimized for Mac, adding greater flexibility for developers and users to use their preferred hardware.

Timeline Integration
LuciadLightspeed and LuciadRIA time line samples show you how to capitalize on data with a time dimension by visualizing it in an interactive time line below the map.

Realistic 3D Objects in the Browser
LuciadRIA now allows users to create a realistic 3D view of a situation on their maps by representing operationally relevant objects and spaces, such as airplanes, boats or corridors, as 3D volumes. You can now create and visualize any 3D shape on a LuciadRIA map with the support of LuciadRIA 3D meshes.

GML in LuciadRIA
LuciadRIA users can now load and display GML features directly and from web services.

OGC SLD/SE Styling
Users can now set up customized styling in the OGC SLD/SE format and apply it to all coverage types served from the LuciadFusion WMS server. More specifically, users can define raster-type styling for image, raster, elevation and non-tiled coverages.

Luciad Developer Platform
The Luciad Developer Platform ( is a hub of Luciad information for developers. With this release, Luciad added more than 100 videos to demonstrate the many features of Luciad products. The platform also provides developers with the latest documentation, a frequently updated collection of knowledge base articles and product feature presentations.

Download the V2016.1 New Feature Documents for More Information
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About Luciad
Luciad provides software solutions for building state of the art situational awareness systems. Luciad's mission is to provide best-of-class visualisation, data fusion, and advanced data processing and analysis software to help its customers turn superior situational awareness to their strategic competitive advantage. Luciad's clients include leading military, defence and security organisations, as well as market leaders in aviation, maritime, earth observation and logistics.


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