Vector tiled layer URL

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Load an ArcGIS vector tiled layer from a URL.

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Use case

Vector tile basemaps can be created in ArcGIS Pro and published as offline packages or online services. An ArcGIS vector tiled layer has many advantages over traditional raster based basemaps (ArcGIS tiled layer), including smooth scaling between different screen DPIs, smaller package sizes, and the ability to rotate symbols and labels dynamically.

How to use the sample

Select one of the vector tile basemaps from the list view to see it loaded in the map view.

How it works

  1. Construct an ArcGISVectorTiledLayer with an ArcGIS Online service URL.
  2. Instantiate a new Basemap passing in the vector tiled layer as a parameter.
  3. Create a new ArcGISMap object by passing in the basemap as a parameter.

Relevant API

  • ArcGISVectorTiledLayer
  • Basemap

Tags

tiles, vector, vector basemap, vector tiled layer, vector tiles

Sample Code

VectorTiledLayerURLSample.java
                                                                                                                                 
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/*
 * Copyright 2018 Esri.
 *
 * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not
 * use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of
 * the License at
 *
 * http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
 *
 * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
 * distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT
 * WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the
 * License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under
 * the License.
 */

package com.esri.samples.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;

  @Override
  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");
      stage.setWidth(800);
      stage.setHeight(700);
      stage.setScene(scene);
      stage.show();

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

      // 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>() {

        @Override
        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
      layerList.getItems().addAll(
          new ArcGISVectorTiledLayer("http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=7675d44bb1e4428aa2c30a9b68f97822"),
          new ArcGISVectorTiledLayer("http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=4cf7e1fb9f254dcda9c8fbadb15cf0f8"),
          new ArcGISVectorTiledLayer("http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=dfb04de5f3144a80bc3f9f336228d24a"),
          new ArcGISVectorTiledLayer("http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=75f4dfdff19e445395653121a95a85db"),
          new ArcGISVectorTiledLayer("http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=86f556a2d1fd468181855a35e344567f")
      );

      // load all of the layers so their names can be shown in the list and so they appear as soon as they are selected
      layerList.getItems().forEach(Layer::loadAsync);

      // 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());
        map.setBasemap(basemap);
      });

      // select the first layer on start
      layerList.getSelectionModel().selectFirst();

      // 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.
      e.printStackTrace();
    }
  }

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

    if (mapView != null) {
      mapView.dispose();
    }
  }

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

    Application.launch(args);
  }

}

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