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Hexagon Geospatial Releases Luciad 2021

HUNTSVILLE, AL, USA, Jun 23, 2021 –  Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division announced the release of Luciad 2021, a significant update to its platform for building advanced location intelligence and real-time, situational awareness applications. Luciad 2021 delivers enhanced performance, improved development capabilities and more dynamic web applications.


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With Luciad 2021, defense, aviation, maritime and other organizations can develop more effective and reliable web applications. LuciadFusion, an all-in-one server solution for geospatial data management, has been equipped with two new types of data streaming, resulting in faster streaming of imagery and point cloud data, while LuciadRIA, used for building browser-based solutions, now includes support for Web Assembly. This state-of-the-art technology brings desktop-like calculations to the browser, reducing start-up time and improving application performance.

Luciad 2021 also features enhancements to the SDKs for desktop and on-board vehicle applications. LuciadLightspeed can now seamlessly integrate into JavaFX-based applications. This makes it easier to embed LuciadLightspeed map components into user interfaces and introduces new capabilities, such as high-resolution map printing. LuciadCPillar, an API for C++ and C# developers, was updated with labelling support and other new features.

“As data becomes bigger and more complex, decision-makers need dynamic applications to view and analyze information with minimal delay,” said Mladen Stojic, President, Geospatial, Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division. “Luciad 2021 delivers even better performance for geospatial streaming and web applications, while also improving the capabilities of desktop and in-vehicle solutions. It provides developers with an exceptional toolset and maximum flexibility to suit their technology and architecture needs.”

The Luciad portfolio is the SDK of choice for building high-performance mission-critical geospatial applications featuring static, dynamic and moving data in 2D and 3D. It is used extensively in defense, aviation, maritime and other sectors and powers solutions for NATO, EUROCONTROL, Lufthansa Systems, Airbus Defence and Space and many other leading organizations.


Luciad 2021 is available worldwide now. For the complete list of capabilities and features, visit

About Hexagon

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division improves the performance, efficiency and resilience of vital services. Its Safety & Infrastructure solutions enable smart and safe cities. Its Geospatial software leverages the power of location intelligence.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at and follow us @HexagonAB.

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