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Query for polygon and adjacent polygons


This sample runs two queries based on different types of spatial relationships. Click the map to see statistics comparing the US Census block group you clicked with its surrounding block groups.

When you click the map, a listener captures the point of the click and sends it to a handler function. The function runs a query to find the block group intersecting, or containing, the point you clicked.

When the first query is complete, the block group is added to the map as a graphic and a second query runs. This time the query finds all block groups touching the block group you clicked.

When the second query completes, the neighboring block groups are added to the map along with an info window comparing the original block group with its surrounding block groups. Notice that this info window is not associated with any particular graphic. You can click each graphic to see a different info window with statistics for just one block group.

Notice that this sample references a proxy page in case the geometry of the first block group is so complex that the second query exceeds the maximum 2000 character limit that some browsers impose on GET requests. See Using the proxy page to learn more about this.

esriConfig.defaults.io.proxyUrl = "/proxy/proxy.ashx";
esriConfig.defaults.io.alwaysUseProxy = false

To see a table of all the supported spatial relationships for the Query task, see the API Reference for Query.


<!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>QueryTask with query geometry from another task</title>

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://js.arcgis.com/3.37/dijit/themes/claro/claro.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://js.arcgis.com/3.37/esri/css/esri.css">

    <script src="https://js.arcgis.com/3.37/"></script>
      var map;


      ], function(

        dom) {

        map = new Map("mapDiv", {
          basemap: "streets",
          center: [-118.198, 33.805],
          zoom: 13

        map.on("load", initFunctionality);

        function initFunctionality(evt) {
          var queryTask = new QueryTask("https://sampleserver1.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/Demographics/ESRI_Census_USA/MapServer/1");
          var queryTaskTouches = new QueryTask("https://sampleserver1.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/Demographics/ESRI_Census_USA/MapServer/1");

          //identify proxy page to use if the toJson payload to the geometry service is greater than 2000 characters.
          //If this null is or not available the query operation will not work.  Otherwise it will do a http post via the proxy.
          esriConfig.defaults.io.proxyUrl = "/proxy/";
          esriConfig.defaults.io.alwaysUseProxy = false;

          // Query
          var query = new Query();
          query.returnGeometry = true;
          query.outFields = ["POP2000", "POP2007", "MALES", "FEMALES", "FIPS"];
          query.outSpatialReference = {
            "wkid": 102100

          var infoTempContent = "POP2007 = ${POP2007}<br/>POP2000 = ${POP2000}<br/>MALES = ${MALES}<br/>FEMALES = ${FEMALES}" + "<br/><A href='#' onclick='map.graphics.clear();map.infoWindow.hide();'>Remove Selected Features</A>";
          //Create InfoTemplate for styling the result infowindow.
          var infoTemplate = new InfoTemplate("Block: ${FIPS}", infoTempContent);
          map.infoWindow.resize(275, 190);

          var currentClick = null;

          // Listen for map onClick event
          map.on("click", function(evt) {
            currentClick = query.geometry = evt.mapPoint;
            query.spatialRelationship = Query.SPATIAL_REL_INTERSECTS;
            dom.byId('messages').innerHTML = "<b>1. Executing Point Intersection Query...</b>";

          var firstGraphic = null;
          // Listen for QueryTask onComplete event

          queryTask.on("complete", function(evt) {
            firstGraphic = evt.featureSet.features[0];
            var symbol = new SimpleFillSymbol(SimpleFillSymbol.STYLE_SOLID, new SimpleLineSymbol(SimpleFillSymbol.STYLE_SOLID, new Color([100, 100, 100]), 3), new Color([255, 0, 0, 0.20]));

            query.geometry = webMercatorUtils.webMercatorToGeographic(firstGraphic.geometry);
            query.spatialRelationship = Query.SPATIAL_REL_TOUCHES;
            dom.byId('messages').innerHTML = "<b>2. Executing Polygon Touches Query...</b>";

          // Listen for QueryTask executecomplete event
          queryTaskTouches.on("complete", function(evt) {
            var fset = evt.featureSet;
            var symbol = new SimpleFillSymbol(SimpleFillSymbol.STYLE_SOLID, new SimpleLineSymbol(SimpleFillSymbol.STYLE_SOLID, new Color([100, 100, 100]), 2), new Color([0, 0, 255, 0.20]));

            var resultFeatures = fset.features;
            for (var i = 0, il = resultFeatures.length; i < il; i++) {
              var graphic = resultFeatures[i];

            map.infoWindow.setTitle("Comparing " + firstGraphic.attributes.FIPS + " census block group with surrounding block groups");

            var content = "<table border='1'><th><td>Selected</td><td>Average Surrounding</td></th>" + "<tr><td>Pop 2007</td><td>" + firstGraphic.attributes.POP2007 + "</td><td>" + average(evt.featureSet, 'POP2007') + "</td></tr>" + "<tr><td>Pop 2000</td><td>" + firstGraphic.attributes.POP2000 + "</td><td>" + average(fset, 'POP2000') + "</td></tr>" + "<tr><td>Males</td><td>" + firstGraphic.attributes.MALES + "</td><td>" + average(fset, 'MALES') + "</td></tr>" + "<tr><td>Females</td><td>" + firstGraphic.attributes.FEMALES + "</td><td>" + average(fset, 'FEMALES') + "</td></tr>" + "</table>";
            map.infoWindow.show(map.toScreen(currentClick), map.getInfoWindowAnchor(map.toScreen(currentClick)));

            dom.byId('messages').innerHTML = "";

        function average(fset, att) {
          var features = fset.features;
          var sum = 0;
          var featuresLength = features.length;
          for (var x = 0; x < featuresLength; x++) {
            sum = sum + features[x].attributes[att];
          return Math.round(sum / featuresLength);


  <body class="claro">
    Click on map to select census block group that intersects the map click and all block groups that touch selected group.
    <div id="mapDiv" style="width: 100%; height:80%; position:relative;"></div>
    <span id="messages"></span>
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