ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java

Geodesic Sector and Ellipse

Demonstrates how to create and display geodesic sectors and ellipses.

Geodesic sectors and ellipses can be used in a wide range of analyses ranging from antenna coverage to projectile landing zones.

How it works

To create a geodesic sector and ellipse:

  1. Create GeodesicSectorParameters and GeodesicSectorParameters using one of the constructors with default values or using each setter individually.
  2. Set the center, axisDirection , semiAxis1Length, and the semiAxis2Length properties to change the general ellipse position, shape, and orientation.
  3. Set the sectorAngle and startDirection angles to change the sector's shape and orientation.
  4. Set the maxPointCount and maxSegmentLength properties to control the complexity of the geometries and the approximation of the ellipse curve.
  5. Specify the geometryType to either POLYGON, POLYLINE, or MULTIPOINT to change the result geometry type.
  6. Pass the parameters to the related static methods: GeometryEngine.ellipseGeodesic(geodesicEllipseParameters) and GeometryEngine.sectorGeodesic(geodesicSectorParameters). The returned value will be a Geometry of the type specified by the geometryType parameter.


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package com.esri.samples.geometry.geodesic_sector_and_ellipse;


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

public class GeodesicSectorAndEllipseSample extends Application {

  private static GeodesicSectorAndEllipseController controller;

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

    // set up the stage
    stage.setTitle("Geodesic Sector And Ellipse 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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