ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java

Display Grid

Demonstrates how to display and style different types of grids over a map.

How it works

To show and style a grid:

  1. Create an instance of one of the Grid types.
  2. Grid lines and labels can be styled per grid level with grid.setLineSymbol(gridLevel, lineSymbol) and grid.setTextSymbol(gridLevel, textSymbol).
  3. The label position can be set with grid.setLabelPosition(labelPosition).
  4. For the LatitudeLongitudeGrid type, you can specify a label format of DECIMAL_DEGREES or DEGREES_MINUTES_SECONDS.
  5. To set the grid, use mapView.setGrid(grid).


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package com.esri.samples.displayinformation.display_grid;


import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.fxml.FXMLLoader;
import javafx.scene.Parent;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.stage.Stage;

public class DisplayGridSample extends Application {

  private static DisplayGridController controller;

  public void start(Stage stage) throws IOException {
    // set up the scene
    FXMLLoader loader = new FXMLLoader(getClass().getResource("/fxml/display_grid.fxml"));
    Parent root = loader.load();
    controller = loader.getController();
    Scene scene = new Scene(root);

    // set up the stage
    stage.setTitle("Display Grid Sample");

   * Stops and releases all resources used in application.
  public void stop() {

   * Opens and runs application.
   * @param args arguments passed to this application
  public static void main(String[] args) {


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