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Client-side projection


This sample shows how to project features to the spatialReference of the map on the client side.

The all-week-earthquakes geojson is loaded from the USGS site. A point with WGS84 spatial reference is created from each geoJSON feature representing earthquake location. Then each point is projected from WGS84 to Winkel III spatial reference. The final geometries are added to the map as graphics.

The sample also displays the position of the user's cursor as it moves across the map using the coordinateformatter's toLatitudeLongitude() method.


<!DOCTYPE html>

  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">

  <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1,user-scalable=no">
  <title>Client-side projection</title>

  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://js.arcgis.com/3.46/esri/themes/calcite/dijit/calcite.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://js.arcgis.com/3.46/esri/css/esri.css">
    #mapDiv {
      padding: 0;
      margin: 0;
      height: 100%;
      width: 100%;

    #coordinateString {
      position: absolute;
      bottom: 10px;
      left: 10px;
      z-index: 99999;
      background: white;
      padding: 5px;
      font: "Helvetica Neue";


  <script src="https://js.arcgis.com/3.46/"></script>
    ], function (Map, esriRequest, esriConfig,
      Point, SpatialReference, projection, coordinateFormatter,
      SimpleLineSymbol, SimpleMarkerSymbol,
      Color, Graphic, GraphicsLayer, esriBasemaps) {

      // Use CORS to get earthquakes geojson
      esriConfig.defaults.io.corsEnabledServers.push("earthquake.usgs.gov"); // supports CORS

      // check if the client side projection engine is supported in the browser. 
      // The browser must support WebAssembly.
      if (!projection.isSupported()) {
        alert("client-side projection is not supported");

      // load the projection module 
      const projectionPromise = projection.load();

      // request all earthquakes for last week as geojson
      const dataRequestPromise = esriRequest({
        url: "https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/feed/v1.0/summary/all_week.geojson",
        handleAs: 'json'

      // load the coordinate formatter module

      // coordinateFormatter spatial reference 
      const geoSpatialReference = new SpatialReference({
        wkid: 4326

      // add a dark gray basemap in winkel III projection
      esriBasemaps.winkel = {
        baseMapLayers: [{
          url: "https://arcgis1.storymaps.esri.com/arcgis/rest/services/basemaps/Esri_WinkelTripel_dark_gray/MapServer"
        thumbnailUrl: "",
        title: "Winkel"

      const viewSpatialReference = new SpatialReference({
        wkid: 54042 // winkel III

      // simple marker symbol to represent earthquake locations
      const earthquakeMarker = new SimpleMarkerSymbol("solid", 8, null, new Color([238, 69, 0, 0.5]))

      // center of the map
      const point = new Point({
        x: 6832.430696818978,
        y: -209082.39095501788,
        spatialReference: viewSpatialReference

      // create a map with winkel III basemap
      const map = new Map("mapDiv", {
        basemap: "winkel",
        center: point,
        scale: 166418924.8107909

      map.on("load", function () {
        // earthquakes graphicslayer
        const graphicsLayer = new GraphicsLayer();

        projectionPromise.then(function () {

          // read the geojson data from esriRequest promise
          dataRequestPromise.then(function (response) {

              // loop through geojson earthquakes and process the data
              response.features.map(function (feature, i) {
                const inSpatialReference = new SpatialReference({
                  wkid: 4326
                // create a point from a geoJSON point and set its spatialReference to WGS84
                const point = new Point(feature.geometry.coordinates, inSpatialReference);

                // project the point from WGS84 to winkel III projection
                const projectedPoint = projection.project(point, viewSpatialReference);

                // create new graphic and set its geometry to the projected point
                const attributes = {
                  ObjectID: i
                const graphic = new Graphic(projectedPoint, earthquakeMarker, attributes);

                // add the graphic representing earthquake location to the graphicslayer
            .otherwise(function (error) {
              console.log("error happened while projecting", error);

      // listen to mouse-move event of the map and print out the location of the mouse
      // on the map in decimal degrees using coordinate formatter.
      map.on("mouse-move", function (evt) {
        // exit if coordinateFormatter or projection modules are not loaded 
        if (!coordinateFormatter.isLoaded() || !projection.isLoaded()) {
        // The point's spatial reference should either be WGS84 or a geographic coordinate system
        // so project the point from Winkel III to WGS84. 
        const wgs84Point = projection.project(evt.mapPoint, geoSpatialReference);

        // display the point coordinates in decimal degrees
        if (wgs84Point) {
          document.getElementById("coordinateString").innerHTML = "Decimal Degrees: " +
            coordinateFormatter.toLatitudeLongitude(wgs84Point, "dd", 3);


<body class="calcite">
  <div id="coordinateString"></div>
  <div id="mapDiv"></div>

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