ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java

Map Initial Extent

Demonstrates how to display an ArcGISMap at a specific view point.

How it works

To set an initial Viewpoint:

  1. Create an ArcGISMap.
  2. Create a view point using an Envelope, Viewpoint(Envelope).
  3. Set the starting location of the ArcGIS map, ArcGISMap.setInitialViewpoint(Viewpoint).
  4. Set the ArcGIS map to the MapView.


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import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.layout.StackPane;
import javafx.stage.Stage;

import com.esri.arcgisruntime.geometry.Envelope;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.geometry.Point;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.geometry.SpatialReferences;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.ArcGISMap;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.Basemap;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.Viewpoint;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.view.MapView;

public class MapInitialExtentSample extends Application {

  private MapView mapView;

  public void start(Stage stage) {

    try {
      // create stack pane and application scene
      StackPane stackPane = new StackPane();
      Scene scene = new Scene(stackPane);

      // set title, size, and add scene to stage
      stage.setTitle("Map Initial Extent Sample");

      // create a ArcGISMap with the basemap
      final ArcGISMap map = new ArcGISMap(Basemap.createTopographic());

      // create an initial extent envelope
      Point leftPoint = new Point(-12211308.778729, 4645116.003309, SpatialReferences.getWebMercator());
      Point rightPoint = new Point(-12208257.879667, 4650542.535773, SpatialReferences.getWebMercator());
      Envelope initialExtent = new Envelope(leftPoint, rightPoint);

      // create a viewpoint from envelope
      Viewpoint viewPoint = new Viewpoint(initialExtent);

      // set initial ArcGISMap extent

      // create a view and set ArcGISMap to it
      mapView = new MapView();

      // add the map view to stack pane
    } catch (Exception e) {
      // on any error, display the stack trace.

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

    if (mapView != null) {

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



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