LengthsParameters

require(["esri/tasks/support/LengthsParameters"], function(LengthsParameters) { /* code goes here */ });
Class: esri/tasks/support/LengthsParameters
Inheritance: LengthsParameters Accessor
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.0

Sets the length units and other parameters for the GeometryService.lengths() operation.

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Constructors

new LengthsParameters(properties)

Parameter:
properties Object
optional

See the properties for a list of all the properties that may be passed into the constructor.

Property Overview

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

Defines the type of calculation for the geometry.

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String

The name of the class.

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Boolean

If polylines are in a geographic coordinate system, then geodesic needs to be set to true in order to calculate the ellipsoidal shortest path distance between each pair of the vertices in the polylines.

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Number | String

The length unit in which perimeters of polygons will be calculated.

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Polyline[]

The array of polylines whose lengths are to be computed.

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Property Details

calculationTypeString

Defines the type of calculation for the geometry. The type can be one of the following:

ValueDescription
planarPlanar measurements use 2D Cartesian mathematics to calculate length. Use this type if the length needs to be calculated in the input spatial reference otherwise use preserve-shape.
geodesicUse this type to calculate an area or length using only the vertices of the polygon to define the lines connecting the vertices as geodesic segments independent of the actual shape of the polygon. Note: a geodesic segment is the shortest path between two points on an ellipsoid.
preserve-shapeCalculate the area or length of the geometry on the surface of the Earth ellipsoid, for geometries defined in a projected or geographic coordinate system. This method preserves the shape of the geometry in its coordinate system which means the true area or length will be calculated for the geometry that is displayed on the map.

declaredClassStringreadonly inherited

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

geodesicBoolean

If polylines are in a geographic coordinate system, then geodesic needs to be set to true in order to calculate the ellipsoidal shortest path distance between each pair of the vertices in the polylines. If lengthUnit is not specified, the output is returned in meters.

lengthUnitNumber|String

The length unit in which perimeters of polygons will be calculated. For a list of valid units, see linear unit codes.

polylinesPolyline[]

The array of polylines whose lengths are to be computed. The structure of each polyline in the array is same as the structure of the JSON polyline objects returned by the ArcGIS REST API.

Method Overview

NameReturn TypeSummaryClass
Object

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

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Method Details

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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