ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java

Set Initial Map Location

Creates an ArcGISMap with a standard ESRI National Geographic basemap. This basemap is centred on a latitude and longitude coordinate location, which is zoomed to a specific level of detail..

How it works

To set an initial location:

  1. Create an ArcGISMap, ArcGISMap(Basemap, latitude, longitude, scale).
    • Basemap, use basemap type to access a basemap for map, Basemap.Type.NATIONAL_GEOGRAPHIC
    • latitude and longitude coordinate location
    • scale, level of detail displayed onMapView
  2. Set the map to the map view,MapView.setMap().


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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.mapping.ArcGISMap;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.Basemap;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.view.MapView;

public class SetInitialMapLocationSample 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("Set Initial Map Location Sample");

      // create a map using National Geographic basemap centred over East
      // Scotland at zoom level 10.
      ArcGISMap map = new ArcGISMap(Basemap.Type.NATIONAL_GEOGRAPHIC, 56.075844, -2.681572, 10);

      // create the MapView
      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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