Class: esri/geometry/Geometry
Inheritance: Geometry Accessor
Subclasses: Extent , Multipoint , Point , Polygon , Polyline
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.0

The base class for geometry objects. This class has no constructor. To construct geometries see Point, Polyline, or Polygon.

See also:

Property Overview

Any properties can be set, retrieved or listened to. See the Working with Properties topic.
NameTypeSummaryClass
Object

The cache is used to store values computed from geometries that need to cleared or recomputed upon mutation.

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String

The name of the class.

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Extent

The extent of the geometry.

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Boolean

Indicates if the geometry has M values.

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Boolean

Indicates if the geometry has Z (elevation) values.

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SpatialReference

The spatial reference of the geometry.

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String

The geometry type.

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Property Details

cacheObjectreadonly

The cache is used to store values computed from geometries that need to cleared or recomputed upon mutation. An example is the extent of a polygon. The default value is null.

declaredClassStringreadonly inherited

The name of the class. The declared class name is formatted as esri.folder.className.

extentExtentreadonly

The extent of the geometry. For points, the extent is null.

Indicates if the geometry has M values.

Indicates if the geometry has Z (elevation) values.

Z-values defined in a geographic or metric coordinate system are expressed in meters. However, in local scenes that use a projected coordinate system, vertical units are assumed to be the same as the horizontal units specified by the service.

spatialReferenceSpatialReference autocast

The spatial reference of the geometry.

Default Value: WGS84 (wkid: 4326)

typeStringreadonly

The geometry type.

Possible Values: point | multipoint | polyline | polygon | extent

Method Overview

NameReturn TypeSummaryClass
Geometry

Creates a deep clone of the geometry.

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*

Creates a new instance of this class and initializes it with values from a JSON object generated from a product in the ArcGIS platform.

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Object

Converts an instance of this class to its ArcGIS Portal JSON representation.

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Method Details

clone(){Geometry}

Creates a deep clone of the geometry.

Returns:
TypeDescription
GeometryA new instance of a Geometry object equal to the object used to call .clone().

fromJSON(json){*}static

Creates a new instance of this class and initializes it with values from a JSON object generated from a product in the ArcGIS platform. The object passed into the input json parameter often comes from a response to a query operation in the REST API or a toJSON() method from another ArcGIS product. See the Using fromJSON() topic in the Guide for details and examples of when and how to use this function.

Parameter:
json Object

A JSON representation of the instance in the ArcGIS format. See the ArcGIS REST API documentation for examples of the structure of various input JSON objects.

Returns:
TypeDescription
*Returns a new instance of this class.

toJSON(){Object}

Converts an instance of this class to its ArcGIS Portal JSON representation. See the Using fromJSON() topic in the Guide for more information.

Returns:
TypeDescription
ObjectThe ArcGIS Portal JSON representation of an instance of this class.

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