# Geometry Functions

`$feature`

) as input to any geometry function will yield results only as precise as the view scale. Therefore, results returned from geometry operations in the visualization and labeling profiles may be different at each scale level. Use these functions at your discretion within these contexts.*Please note that if your input has more than one geometry, they must have the same spatial reference.*

The following functions allow you to create and evaluate geometry objects. For convenience, you may pass a Feature object (e.g. `$feature`

) as input to any of these methods, and the feature will internally cast as a geometry. These functions are grouped into the following categories:

##### Create geometries

- Geometry() - Extent() - MultiPartToSinglePart() - Multipoint() - Point() - Polyline() - Polygon() - SetGeometry()

##### Measurement

- Angle() - Area() - AreaGeodetic() - Bearing() - Centroid() - Length() - LengthGeodetic()

##### Topological relationship testing

- Contains() - Crosses() - Disjoint() - Equals() - Intersects() - Overlaps() - RingIsClockwise() - Touches() - Within()

##### Overlay

##### Proximity

### Units reference

If a function references units, then any of the values described in the table below may be used. Units can either be identified as a number or a string. If the value is a number, it will be based on the standard referenced here. Where appropriate, linear and areal units may be used interchangeably. For example, if calculating an area and `meters`

is specified as the unit, then the unit will be treated as `square-meters`

and vice versa.

Unit value | Alternate values |

*`acres` | `acre` , `ac` |

`feet` | `foot` , `ft` , `square-feet` , `square-foot` , `squarefeet` , `squarefoot` |

*`hectares` | `hectare` , `ha` |

`kilometers` | `kilometer` , `km` , `square-kilometers` , `square-kilometer` , `squarekilometers` , `squarekilometer` |

`miles` | `mile` , `square-miles` , `square-mile` , `squaremiles` , `squaremile` |

`meters` | `meter` , `m` , `square-meters` , `square-meter` , `squaremeters` , `squaremeter` |

`yards` | `yard` , `yd` , `square-yards` , `square-yard` , `squareyards` , `squareyard` |

* Indicates the unit may only be used for calculating areas.

### Angle

##### Angle( pointA, pointB, pointC? ) -> returns: `Number`

**Since version 1.7**

Returns the arithmetic angle of a line between two or three points in degrees (0 - 360). The angle is measured from 0 - 360 degrees in a counter-clockwise direction relative to east. An angle of 90 degrees points due north. See bearing.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

pointA | Point | The first point used to calculate the angle. |

pointB | Point | The second point used to calculate the angle. |

pointC | Point | `optional` The third point used to calculate the angle. |

###### Returns: Number

##### Example

###### Returns the angle between the feature and another point in degrees

```
var pointA = Point({ 'x':976259,'y':8066511, 'spatialReference': { 'wkid': 3857 } });
Angle(pointA,$feature)
```

### Area

##### Area( geometry, unit? ) -> returns: `Number`

**Since version 1.7**

Returns the area of the input geometry or FeatureSet in the given units. This is a planar measurement using Cartesian mathematics.**Be aware that using $feature as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.** Read more here.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometry | Polygon | Feature | FeatureSet | Points[] | The Polygon or FeatureSet for which to calculate the planar area. |

unit | Text | Number | `optional` Measurement unit of the return value. Use one of the string values listed in the Units reference or any of the numeric codes for area units. |

###### Returns: Number

##### Example

###### Returns the area of the feature in square meters

```
Area($feature, 'square-meters')
```

###### Returns the area of the layer in square kilometers

```
Area($layer, 'square-kilometers')
```

### AreaGeodetic

##### AreaGeodetic( geometry, unit? ) -> returns: `Number`

**Since version 1.7**

Returns the geodetic area of the input geometry or FeatureSet in the given units. This is more reliable measurement of area than Area() because it takes into account the Earth's curvature. Support is limited to geometries with a Web Mercator (wkid 3857) or a WGS 84 (wkid 4326) spatial reference.**Be aware that using $feature as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.** Read more here.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometry | Polygon | Feature | FeatureSet | Points[] | The Polygon or FeatureSet for which to calculate the geodetic area. |

unit | Text | Number | `optional` Measurement unit of the return value. Use one of the string values listed in the Units reference or any of the numeric codes for area units. |

###### Returns: Number

##### Example

###### Returns the geodetic area of the feature in square meters

```
AreaGeodetic($feature, 'square-meters')
```

###### Returns the geodetic area of the layer in square kilometers

```
AreaGeodetic($layer, 'square-kilometers')
```

### Bearing

##### Bearing( pointA, pointB, pointC? ) -> returns: `Number`

**Since version 1.7**

Returns the geographic angle of a line between two or three points in degrees. The bearing is measured from 0 - 360 degrees in a clockwise direction relative to north. A bearing of 225 degrees represents a southwest orientation. See also angle.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

pointA | Point | The first point used to calculate the bearing. |

pointB | Point | The second point used to calculate the bearing. |

pointC | Point | `optional` The third point used to calculate the bearing. |

###### Returns: Number

##### Example

###### Returns the bearing between the feature and a point in degrees

```
var pointA = Point({ 'x':976259,'y':8066511, 'spatialReference': { 'wkid': 3857 } });
Bearing(pointA,$feature)
```

### Buffer

##### Buffer( geometry, distance, unit? ) -> returns: `Polygon`

**Since version 1.3**

Returns the planar (or Euclidean) buffer at a specified distance around the input geometry. This is a planar measurement using Cartesian mathematics.**Be aware that using $feature as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.** Read more here.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometry | Geometry | Feature | The geometry to buffer. |

distance | Number | The distance to buffer from the geometry. |

unit | Text | Number | `optional` Measurement unit of the buffer `distance` . Use one of the string values listed in the Units reference or any of the numeric codes. |

###### Returns: Polygon

##### Example

###### Returns a polygon representing a 1/2-mile buffer around the input geometry

```
Buffer($feature, 0.5, 'miles')
```

### BufferGeodetic

##### BufferGeodetic( geometry, distance, unit? ) -> returns: `Polygon`

**Since version 1.3**

Returns the geodetic buffer at a specified distance around the input geometry. This is a geodesic measurement, which calculates distances on an ellipsoid. Support is limited to geometries with a Web Mercator (wkid 3857) or a WGS 84 (wkid 4326) spatial reference.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometry | Geometry | Feature | The geometry to buffer. |

distance | Number | The distance to buffer from the geometry. |

unit | Text | Number | `optional` Measurement unit of the buffer `distance` . Use one of the string values listed in the Units reference or any of the numeric codes. |

###### Returns: Polygon

##### Example

###### Returns a polygon representing a 1/2-mile buffer around the input geometry

```
BufferGeodetic($feature, 0.5, 'miles')
```

### Centroid

##### Centroid( points ) -> returns: `Point`

**Since version 1.7**

Returns the centroid of the input geometry.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

points | Polygon | Feature | Point[] | The polygon or array of points composing a polygon. |

###### Returns: Point

##### Example

###### Returns the centroid of the given polygon

```
Centroid($feature)
```

###### Returns the centroid of the given polygon ring

```
var ringPoints = Geometry($feature).rings[0];
Centroid(ringPoints);
```

### Clip

##### Clip( geometry, envelope ) -> returns: `Geometry`

**Since version 1.3**

Calculates the clipped geometry from a target geometry by an envelope.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometry | Geometry | Feature | The geometry to be clipped. |

envelope | Extent | The envelope used to clip the `geometry` . |

###### Returns: Geometry

##### Example

###### Returns the area of the clipped geometry

```
var envelope = Extent({ ... });
Area(Clip($feature, envelope), 'square-miles');
```

### Contains

##### Contains( containerGeometry, insideGeometry ) -> returns: `Boolean / FeatureSet`

**Since version 1.7**

Indicates if one geometry contains another geometry.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

containerGeometry | Geometry | Feature | The geometry that is tested for the 'contains' relationship to `insideGeometry` . Think of this geometry as the potential 'container' of the `insideGeometry` . |

insideGeometry | Geometry | Feature | FeatureSet | The geometry that is tested for the 'within' relationship to the `containerGeometry` . In profiles that support accessing data, this can be a FeatureSet. |

###### Returns: Boolean | FeatureSet

##### Example

###### Returns true if the feature is contained within the given polygon

```
var container = Polygon({ ... });
Contains(container, $feature);
```

###### Returns the number of features that contain the given polygon

```
var projectArea = Polygon({ ... });
Count(Contains(projectArea, $layer));
```

### Crosses

##### Crosses( geometry1, geometry2 ) -> returns: `Boolean / FeatureSet`

**Since version 1.3**

Indicates if one geometry crosses another geometry.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometry1 | Geometry | Feature | FeatureSet | The geometry to cross. In profiles that support accessing data, this can be a FeatureSet. |

geometry2 | Geometry | Feature | The geometry being crossed. |

###### Returns: Boolean | FeatureSet

##### Example

###### Returns true if the feature crosses the given polygon

```
var geom2 = Polygon({ ... });
Crosses($feature, geom2);
```

###### Returns the number of features in the feature set that cross the given polygon

```
var geom2 = Polygon({ ... });
Count( Crosses($layer, geom2) );
```

### Cut

##### Cut( geometry, cutter ) -> returns: `Geometry[]`

**Since version 1.3**

Splits the input Polyline or Polygon where it crosses a cutting Polyline. For Polylines, all resulting left cuts are grouped together in the first Geometry. Right cuts and coincident cuts are grouped in the second Geometry. Each undefined cut, along with any uncut parts, are output as separate Polylines.

For Polygons, all resulting left cuts are grouped in the first Polygon, all right cuts are grouped in the second Polygon, and each undefined cut, along with any left-over parts after cutting, are output as a separate Polygon. If no cuts are returned then the array will be empty. An undefined cut will only be produced if a left cut or right cut was produced and there was a part left over after cutting, or a cut is bounded to the left and right of the cutter.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometry | Polyline | Polygon | Feature | The geometry to cut. |

cutter | Polyline | Feature | The Polyline used to cut the `geometry` . |

###### Returns: Geometry[]

##### Example

###### Cuts the feature's geometry with the given polyline

```
var cutter = Polyline({ ... });
Cut($feature, cutter));
```

### Difference

##### Difference( inputGeometry, subtractor ) -> returns: `Geometry`

**Since version 1.3**

Performs the topological difference operation for the two geometries. The resultant geometry comes from `inputGeometry`

, not the `subtractor`

. The dimension of `subtractor`

has to be equal to or greater than that of `inputGeometry`

.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

inputGeometry | Geometry | Feature | The input geometry from which to subtract. |

subtractor | Geometry | Feature | The geometry to subtract from `inputGeometry` . |

###### Returns: Geometry

##### Example

###### Subtracts the given polygon area from the feature.

```
var subtractor = Polygon({ ... });
Difference($feature, subtractor);
```

### Disjoint

##### Disjoint( geometry1, geometry2 ) -> returns: `Boolean`

**Since version 1.3**

Indicates if one geometry is disjoint (doesn't intersect in any way) with another geometry.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometry1 | Geometry | Feature | The base geometry that is tested for the 'disjoint' relationship to `geometry2` . |

geometry2 | Geometry | Feature | The comparison geometry that is tested for the 'disjoint' relationship to `geometry1` . |

###### Returns: Boolean

##### Example

###### Returns true if the geometries don't intersect

```
var geom2 = Polygon({ ... });
Disjoint($feature, geom2);
```

### Distance

##### Distance( geometry1, geometry2, unit? ) -> returns: `Number`

**Since version 1.7**

Returns the planar distance between two geometries in the given units. This is a planar measurement using Cartesian mathematics.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometry1 | Geometry | Feature | Point[] | The geometry used to measure the distance from `geometry2` . |

geometry2 | Geometry | Feature | Point[] | The geometry used to measure the distance from `geometry1` . |

unit | Text | Number | `optional` Measurement unit of the return value. Use one of the string values listed in the Units reference or any of the numeric codes. |

###### Returns: Number

##### Example

###### Returns the distance between two geometries in meters

```
var geom2 = Point({ ... });
Distance($feature, geom2, 'meters')
```

### Equals

##### Equals( geometry1, geometry2 ) -> returns: `Boolean`

**Since version 1.3**

Indicates if two geometries are equal, or geographically equivalent given the spatial reference and tolerance of the data. The two input geometries don't have to be clones to be considered equal.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometry1 | Geometry | Feature | The first input geometry. |

geometry2 | Geometry | Feature | The second input geometry. |

###### Returns: Boolean

##### Example

###### Returns true if the geometries are equal

```
var geom2 = Point({ ... });
Equals($feature, geom2);
```

### Extent

##### Extent( json ) -> returns: `Extent`

Constructs an Extent object from a JSON string or an object literal. The JSON schema must follow the ArcGIS REST API format for Envelope geometries. This function may also return the extent of an input Polygon, Point, Polyline or Multipoint.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

json | Dictionary | Geometry | The JSON or Geometry from which to construct the extent geometry object. |

###### Returns: Extent

##### Example

```
// Creates an Extent object
var extentJSON = {
'xmin' : -109.55, 'ymin' : 25.76, 'xmax' : -86.39, 'ymax' : 49.94,
'spatialReference' : {'wkid' : 4326}
};
Extent(extentJSON);
```

```
// Returns the Extent of the given feature
Extent($feature)
```

### Geometry

##### Geometry( feature ) -> returns: `Geometry`

Constructs a Geometry object from a JSON string or an object literal. The JSON schema must follow the ArcGIS REST API format for geometries. This function may also return the Geometry of an input feature.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

feature | Feature | Dictionary | The Feature or JSON from which to construct the geometry object. |

###### Returns: Geometry

##### Example

###### Returns the geometry of the feature

```
Geometry($feature)
```

###### Constructs a point geometry. This can be done with any geometry type.

```
var pointJSON = {'x' : -118.15, 'y' : 33.80, 'spatialReference' : {'wkid' : 4326}};
Geometry(pointJSON);
```

### Intersection

##### Intersection( geometry1, geometry2 ) -> returns: `Geometry`

**Since version 1.3**

Constructs the set-theoretic intersection between two geometries and returns a new geometry.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometry1 | Geometry | Feature | The geometry to intersect with `geometry2` . |

geometry2 | Geometry | Feature | The geometry to intersect with `geometry1` . |

###### Returns: Geometry

##### Example

###### Returns the area common to both polygons

```
var geom2 = Polygon({ ... });
Area(Intersection($feature, geom2), 'square-miles');
```

### Intersects

##### Intersects( geometry1, geometry2 ) -> returns: `Boolean / FeatureSet`

**Since version 1.3**

Indicates if one geometry intersects another geometry.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometry1 | Geometry | Feature | FeatureSet | The geometry that is tested for the intersects relationship to the other geometry. In profiles that support accessing data, this can be a FeatureSet. |

geometry2 | Geometry | Feature | The geometry being intersected. |

###### Returns: Boolean | FeatureSet

##### Example

###### Returns true if the geometries intersect

```
var geom2 = Polygon({ ... });
Intersects($feature, geom2);
```

###### Returns the number of features that intersect the polygon

```
var geom2 = Polygon({ ... });
Count( Intersects($layer, geom2) );
```

### Length

##### Length( geometry, unit? ) -> returns: `Number`

**Since version 1.7**

Returns the length of the input geometry or FeatureSet in the given units. This is a planar measurement using Cartesian mathematics.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometry | Geometry | Feature | FeatureSet | Points[] | The geometry for which to calculate the planar length. |

unit | Text | Number | `optional` Measurement unit of the return value. Use one of the string values listed in the Units reference or any of the numeric codes. |

###### Returns: Number

##### Example

###### Returns the planar length of the feature in kilometers

```
Length($feature, 'kilometers')
```

###### Returns the planar length of the layer in meters

```
Length($layer, 'meters')
```

### LengthGeodetic

##### LengthGeodetic( geometry, unit? ) -> returns: `Number`

**Since version 1.7**

Returns the geodetic length of the input geometry or FeatureSet in the given units. This is more reliable measurement of length than Length() because it takes into account the Earth's curvature. Support is limited to geometries with a Web Mercator (wkid 3857) or a WGS 84 (wkid 4326) spatial reference.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometry | Geometry | Feature | FeatureSet | Points[] | The geometry for which to calculate the geodetic length. |

unit | Text | Number | `optional` Measurement unit of the return value. Use one of the string values listed in the Units reference or any of the numeric codes. |

###### Returns: Number

##### Example

###### Returns the geodetic length of the feature in kilometers

```
LengthGeodetic($feature, 'kilometers')
```

###### Returns the geodetic length of the layer in meters

```
LengthGeodetic($layer, 'meters')
```

### MultiPartToSinglePart

##### MultiPartToSinglePart( geometry ) -> returns: `Geometry[]`

**Since version 1.3**

Converts a multi-part geometry into separate geometries.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometry | Geometry | Feature | The multi-part geometry to break into single parts. |

###### Returns: Geometry[]

##### Example

###### Returns an array of single-part geometries from a multi-part geometry

```
var allParts = MultiPartToSinglePart($feature)
```

### Multipoint

##### Multipoint( json ) -> returns: `Multipoint`

Constructs a Multipoint object from a JSON string or an object literal. The JSON schema must follow the ArcGIS REST API format for multipoint geometries.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

json | Dictionary | The JSON from which to construct the multipoint geometry object. |

###### Returns: Multipoint

##### Example

```
// Creates a Multipoint object
var multipointJSON = {
'points' : [[-97.06138,32.837],[-97.06133,32.836],[-97.06124,32.834],[-97.06127,32.832]],
'spatialReference' : {'wkid' : 4326}
};
Multipoint(multipointJSON);
```

### Overlaps

##### Overlaps( geometry1, geometry2 ) -> returns: `Boolean / FeatureSet`

**Since version 1.3**

Indicates if one geometry overlaps another geometry.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometry1 | Geometry | Feature | FeatureSet | The base geometry that is tested for the 'overlaps' relationship with `geometry2` . In profiles that support accessing data, this can be a FeatureSet. |

geometry2 | Geometry | Feature | The comparison geometry that is tested for the 'overlaps' relationship with `geometry1` . |

###### Returns: Boolean | FeatureSet

##### Example

###### Returns true if the geometries overlap

```
var geom2 = Polygon({ ... });
Overlaps($feature, geom2);
```

###### Returns the number of features that overlap the polygon

```
var geom2 = Polygon({ ... });
Count( Overlaps($layer, geom2) );
```

### Point

##### Point( json ) -> returns: `Point`

Constructs a Point object from a JSON string or an object literal. The JSON schema must follow the ArcGIS REST API format for Point geometries.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

json | Dictionary | The JSON from which to construct the point geometry object. |

###### Returns: Point

##### Example

```
// Creates a Point object
var pointJSON = {'x' : -118.15, 'y' : 33.80, 'spatialReference' : {'wkid' : 4326}};
Point(pointJSON)
```

### Polygon

##### Polygon( json ) -> returns: `Polygon`

Constructs a Polygon object from a JSON string or an object literal. The JSON schema must follow the ArcGIS REST API format for Polygon geometries.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

json | Dictionary | The JSON from which to construct the polygon geometry object. |

###### Returns: Polygon

##### Example

```
// Creates a Polygon object
var polygonJSON = {
'rings' : [ [[-97.06138,32.837],[-97.06133,32.836],[-97.06124,32.834],[-97.06127,32.832], [-97.06138,32.837]],[[-97.06326,32.759],[-97.06298,32.755],[-97.06153,32.749], [-97.06326,32.759]] ],
'spatialReference' : {'wkid' : 4326}
};
Polygon(polygonJSON);
```

### Polyline

##### Polyline( json ) -> returns: `Polyline`

Constructs a Polyline object from a JSON string or an object literal. The JSON schema must follow the ArcGIS REST API format for Polyline geometries.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

json | Dictionary | The JSON from which to construct the polyline geometry object. |

###### Returns: Polyline

##### Example

```
// Creates a Polyline object
var polylineJSON = {
'paths' : [ [[-97.06138,32.837],[-97.06133,32.836],[-97.06124,32.834],[-97.06127,32.832]], [[-97.06326,32.759],[-97.06298,32.755]] ],
'spatialReference' : {'wkid' : 4326}
};
Polyline(polylineJSON);
```

### RingIsClockwise

##### RingIsClockwise( points ) -> returns: `Boolean`

**Since version 1.7**

Indicates whether the points in a polygon ring are ordered in a clockwise direction.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

points | Array | An array of points in a polygon ring. |

###### Returns: Boolean

##### Example

```
// $feature is a polygon feature
var polygonRings = Geometry($feature).rings;
IIF(RingIsClockwise(polygonRings[0]), 'correct polygon', 'incorrect direction')
```

### SetGeometry

##### SetGeometry( internalFeature, geometry )

**Since version 1.3**

Sets or replaces a geometry on a user-defined Feature. Note that features referenced as global variables are immutable; their geometries cannot be changed.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

internalFeature | Feature | A feature whose geometry will be updated. |

geometry | Geometry | The geometry to set on the input feature. |

##### Example

###### Sets a new geometry on the feature

```
var feature = Feature(Point( ... ), 'name', 'buffer centroid');
var buffer = BufferGeodetic(Geometry(feature), 1, 'mile');
SetGeometry(feature, buffer);
```

### SymmetricDifference

##### SymmetricDifference( leftGeometry, rightGeometry ) -> returns: `Geometry`

**Since version 1.3**

Performs the Symmetric difference operation on the two geometries. The symmetric difference includes the parts of both geometries that are not common with each other.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

leftGeometry | Geometry | Feature | The geometry instance to compare to `rightGeometry` in the XOR operation. |

rightGeometry | Geometry | Feature | The geometry instance to compare to `leftGeometry` in the XOR operation. |

###### Returns: Geometry

##### Example

###### Returns a polygon representing areas where both inputs do not overlap

```
var geom2 = Polygon({ ... });
SymmetricDifference($feature, geom2);
```

### Touches

##### Touches( geometry1, geometry2 ) -> returns: `Boolean / FeatureSet`

**Since version 1.3**

Indicates if one geometry touches another geometry.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometry1 | Geometry | Feature | FeatureSet | The geometry to test the 'touches' relationship with `geometry2` . In profiles that support accessing data, this can be a FeatureSet. |

geometry2 | Geometry | Feature | The geometry to test the 'touches' relationship with `geometry1` . |

###### Returns: Boolean | FeatureSet

##### Example

###### Returns true if the geometries touch

```
var geom2 = Polygon({ ... });
Touches($feature, geom2);
```

###### Returns the number of features in the layer that touch the geometry.

```
var geom = Polygon({ ... });
Count( Touches($layer, geom) );
```

### Union

##### Union( geometries ) -> returns: `Geometry`

**Since version 1.3**

Constructs the set-theoretic union of the geometries in an input array, or list, and returns a single Geometry. All inputs must have the same geometry type and share the same spatial reference.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

geometries | Geometry[] | Feature[] | An array, or list, of geometries to union into a single geometry. This can be any number of geometries. |

###### Returns: Geometry

##### Example

###### Unions geometries passed as an array

```
var geom2 = Polygon({ ... });
Union([ $feature, geom2 ]);
```

###### Unions geometries passed as a list

```
var geom2 = Polygon({ ... });
var geom3 = Polygon({ ... });
var geom4 = Polygon({ ... });
Union(Geometry($feature), geom2, geom3, geom4);
```

### Within

##### Within( innerGeometry, outerGeometry ) -> returns: `Boolean / FeatureSet`

**Since version 1.7**

Indicates if one geometry is within another geometry.`$feature`

as input to this function will yield results only as precise as the view's scale resolution. Therefore values returned from expressions using this function may change after zooming between scales.

Name | Type | Description |
---|---|---|

innerGeometry | Geometry | Feature | The base geometry that is tested for the 'within' relationship to `outerGeometry` . |

outerGeometry | Geometry | Feature | FeatureSet | The comparison geometry that is tested for the 'contains' relationship to `innerGeometry` . In profiles that support accessing data, this can be a FeatureSet. |

###### Returns: Boolean | FeatureSet

##### Example

###### Returns true if the feature is within the given polygon

```
var outerGeom = Polygon({ ... });
Within($feature, outerGeom);
```

###### Returns the number of features in the layer within the polygon

```
var outerGeom = Polygon({ ... });
Count( Within(outerGeom, $layer) );
```

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