ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java

Vector Tiled Layer(URL)

Demonstrates how to display an ArcGIS vector tiled layer from an online vector tile service.

How it works

To add an ArcGISTiledLayer as a Basemap to an ArcGISMap:

  1. Create an ArcGISVectorTiledLayer from a URL with new ArcGISVectorTiledLayer(url).
  2. Create a basemap passing in the vector tiled layer.
  3. Set the basemap to the map with map.setBasemap(basemap).


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package com.esri.samples.tiledlayers.vector_tiled_layer_url;

import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.geometry.Insets;
import javafx.geometry.Pos;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.control.ListCell;
import javafx.scene.control.ListView;
import javafx.scene.layout.StackPane;
import javafx.stage.Stage;

import com.esri.arcgisruntime.layers.ArcGISVectorTiledLayer;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.layers.Layer;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.ArcGISMap;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.Basemap;
import com.esri.arcgisruntime.mapping.view.MapView;

public class VectorTiledLayerURLSample 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("Vector Tiled Layer URL Sample");

      // create a map view and set a map to it without a basemap
      mapView = new MapView();
      ArcGISMap map = new ArcGISMap();

      // set up a list view of vector tiled layers
      ListView<ArcGISVectorTiledLayer> layerList = new ListView<>();
      layerList.setMaxSize(250, 150);

      // show the layer's name in the list after it's done loading
      layerList.setCellFactory(comboBox -> new ListCell<ArcGISVectorTiledLayer>() {

        protected void updateItem(ArcGISVectorTiledLayer layer, boolean empty) {
          super.updateItem(layer, empty);
          if (!empty) {
            layer.addDoneLoadingListener(() -> setText(layer.getItem().getTitle()));

      // add some vector tiled layers to the list view
          new ArcGISVectorTiledLayer(""),
          new ArcGISVectorTiledLayer(""),
          new ArcGISVectorTiledLayer(""),
          new ArcGISVectorTiledLayer(""),
          new ArcGISVectorTiledLayer("")

      // load all of the layers so their names can be shown in the list and so they appear as soon as they are selected

      // set the layer as the map's basemap when selected
      layerList.getSelectionModel().selectedIndexProperty().addListener(e -> {
        ArcGISVectorTiledLayer layer = layerList.getSelectionModel().getSelectedItem();
        // copy the layer so we know it hasn't already been used in a basemap
        Basemap basemap = new Basemap(layer.copy());

      // select the first layer on start

      // add the map view and control panel to stack pane
      stackPane.getChildren().addAll(mapView, layerList);
      StackPane.setAlignment(layerList, Pos.TOP_LEFT);
      StackPane.setMargin(layerList, new Insets(10, 0, 0, 10));

    } 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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