Introduction to geometry analysis

Geometry analysis

What is geometry analysis?

Geometry analysis is the process of using a client-side API to perform one or more operations on a point, polyline, or polygon to solve a geometric problem. You can use geometry operations to determine the spatial relationship between geometries, perform calculations such as creating a buffer, measure distance and area, and project geometries. The operation you use depends on the type of problem you are trying to solve.

Types of geometry operations

Geometry operations are grouped based on the type of calculation they perform and value returned.

To learn more, click on the categories below:

Spatial relationshipDetermine the relationship between geometries.contains, disjoint, intersects, overlaps, touches, withinboolean
Determine the intersection of two geometries with intersects.
Geometric calculationCalculate and create new geometries from an existing geometries.boundary, buffer, clip, convexHull, cut, densify, difference, extent, generalize, intersect, nearestCoordinate, nearestVertex, offset, relate, reshape, simplify, trim, uniongeometry
Buffer a line at 10 meters with buffer.
Length and areaMeasure length, area, or distance.area, distance, lengthnumber
Calculate the geodesic length of a line with length.
ProjectionProject to a new spatial reference.projectgeometry
Project a geometry to a new spatial reference with project.


API support

Full supportPartial supportNo support


    Your browser is no longer supported. Please upgrade your browser for the best experience. See our browser deprecation post for more details.