Locate

AMD: require(["esri/widgets/Locate"], (Locate) => { /* code goes here */ });
ESM: import Locate from "@arcgis/core/widgets/Locate";
Class: esri/widgets/Locate
Inheritance: Locate Widget Accessor
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.0

Provides a simple widget that animates the View to the user's current location. The view rotates according to the direction where the tracked device is heading towards. By default the widget looks like the following:

locate-button

The Locate widget is not supported on insecure origins. To use it, switch your application to a secure origin, such as HTTPS. Note that localhost is considered "potentially secure" and can be used for easy testing in browsers that supports Window.isSecureContext (currently Chrome and Firefox).

As of version 4.2, the Locate Button no longer displays in non-secure web apps. At version 4.1 this only applied to Google Chrome.

Known Limitation

The Locate widget does not work concurrently with the Track widget. Only one of the widgets can be used at a time.

If the spatial reference of the View is not Web Mercator or WGS84, the user's location must be reprojected to match the view's spatial reference. This is done with the geometryService URL referenced in esriConfig. You can optionally set the geometryServiceUrl in esriConfig to your own geometryService instance. If not specified, however, it will refer to the service hosted in the default portal instance. See esriConfig.geometryServiceUrl for an example.

You can use the view's DefaultUI to add widgets to the view's user interface via the ui property on the view. The snippet below demonstrates this.

For information about gaining full control of widget styles, see the Styling topic.
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Example
let locateWidget = new Locate({
  view: view,   // Attaches the Locate button to the view
  graphic: new Graphic({
    symbol: { type: "simple-marker" }  // overwrites the default symbol used for the
    // graphic placed at the location of the user when found
  })
});

view.ui.add(locateWidget, "top-right");

Constructors

new Locate(properties)
Parameter
properties Object
optional

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

Example
// typical usage
let locate = new Locate({
  view: view
});

Property Overview

Any properties can be set, retrieved or listened to. See the Working with Properties topic.
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Name Type Summary Class
String|HTMLElement

The ID or node representing the DOM element containing the widget.

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String

The name of the class.

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Accessor
Object

The HTML5 Geolocation Position options for locating.

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Boolean

Indicates whether the widget should navigate the view to the position and scale of the geolocated result.

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GoToOverride

This function provides the ability to override either the MapView goTo() or SceneView goTo() methods.

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Graphic

The graphic used to show the user's location on the map.

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String

The widget's default CSS icon class.

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String

The unique ID assigned to the widget when the widget is created.

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Widget
String

The widget's default label.

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Boolean

Indicates whether to display the Popup of the result graphic from the locate() method.

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Number

Indicates the scale to set on the view when navigating to the position of the geolocated result once a location is returned from the track event.

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Boolean

Indicates whether the widget will automatically rotate to user's direction.

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MapView|SceneView

A reference to the MapView or SceneView.

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LocateViewModel

The view model for this widget.

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Boolean

Indicates whether the widget is visible.

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Widget

Property Details

The ID or node representing the DOM element containing the widget. This property can only be set once. The following examples are all valid use cases when working with widgets.

Examples
// Create the HTML div element programmatically at runtime and set to the widget's container
const basemapGallery = new BasemapGallery({
  view: view,
  container: document.createElement("div")
});

// Add the widget to the top-right corner of the view
view.ui.add(basemapGallery, {
  position: "top-right"
});
// Specify an already-defined HTML div element in the widget's container

const basemapGallery = new BasemapGallery({
  view: view,
  container: basemapGalleryDiv
});

// Add the widget to the top-right corner of the view
view.ui.add(basemapGallery, {
  position: "top-right"
});

// HTML markup
<body>
  <div id="viewDiv"></div>
  <div id="basemapGalleryDiv"></div>
</body>
// Specify the widget while adding to the view's UI
const basemapGallery = new BasemapGallery({
  view: view
});

// Add the widget to the top-right corner of the view
view.ui.add(basemapGallery, {
  position: "top-right"
});
declaredClass Stringreadonly inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.7

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

geolocationOptions Object

The HTML5 Geolocation Position options for locating. Refer to Geolocation API Specification for details.

Default Value:{ maximumAge: 0, timeout: 15000, enableHighAccuracy: true }
goToLocationEnabled Boolean

Indicates whether the widget should navigate the view to the position and scale of the geolocated result.

Default Value:true
goToOverride GoToOverride
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.8

This function provides the ability to override either the MapView goTo() or SceneView goTo() methods.

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Example
// The following snippet uses the Search widget but can be applied to any
// widgets that support the goToOverride property.
search.goToOverride = function(view, goToParams) {
  goToParams.options.duration = updatedDuration;
  return view.goTo(goToParams.target, goToParams.options);
};
graphic Graphicautocast

The graphic used to show the user's location on the map.

Example
let locateWidget = new Locate({
  viewModel: { // autocasts as new LocateViewModel()
    view: view,  // assigns the locate widget to a view
    graphic: new Graphic({
      symbol: { type: "simple-marker" }  // overwrites the default symbol used for the
      // graphic placed at the location of the user when found
    })
  }
});
iconClass String
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.7

The widget's default CSS icon class.

The unique ID assigned to the widget when the widget is created. If not set by the developer, it will default to the container ID, or if that is not present then it will be automatically generated.

label String
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.8

The widget's default label.

popupEnabled Boolean
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.19

Indicates whether to display the Popup of the result graphic from the locate() method.

Default Value:true
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scale Number
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.7

Indicates the scale to set on the view when navigating to the position of the geolocated result once a location is returned from the track event. If a scale value is not explicitly set, then the view will navigate to a default scale of 2500. For 2D views the value should be within the effectiveMinScale and effectiveMaxScale.

Default Value:null
Example
mapView.watch("scale", function (currentScale){
  console.log("scale: %s", currentScale);
});

mapView.when(function(){
  // Create an instance of the Locate widget
  let locateWidget = new Locate({
    view: mapView,
    scale: 5000
  });

  // and add it to the view's UI
  mapView.ui.add(locateWidget, "top-left");

  locateWidget.locate();

  locateWidget.on("locate", function(locateEvent){
    console.log(locateEvent);
    console.log("locate: %s", mapView.scale);
  })
});
useHeadingEnabled Boolean
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.6

Indicates whether the widget will automatically rotate to user's direction. Set to false to disable this behavior.

Default Value:true

A reference to the MapView or SceneView. Set this to link the widget to a specific view.

The view model for this widget. This is a class that contains all the logic (properties and methods) that controls this widget's behavior. See the LocateViewModel class to access all properties and methods on the widget.

visible Boolean inherited

Indicates whether the widget is visible.

If false, the widget will no longer be rendered in the web document. This may affect the layout of other elements or widgets in the document. For example, if this widget is the first of three widgets associated to the upper right hand corner of the view UI, then the other widgets will reposition when this widget is made invisible. For more information, refer to the CSS display value of "none".

Default Value:true
Example
// Hides the widget in the view
widget.visible = false;

Method Overview

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Name Return Type Summary Class

Adds one or more handles which are to be tied to the lifecycle of the object.

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Accessor

This function provides the ability to interrupt and cancel the process of programmatically obtaining the location of the user's device.

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Locate
String

A utility method used for building the value for a widget's class property.

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Widget

Destroys the widget instance.

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Widget
Boolean

Emits an event on the instance.

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Widget
Boolean

Indicates whether there is an event listener on the instance that matches the provided event name.

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Widget
Boolean

Returns true if a named group of handles exist.

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Accessor
Boolean

isFulfilled() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is fulfilled (either resolved or rejected).

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Widget
Boolean

isRejected() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is rejected.

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Widget
Boolean

isResolved() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is resolved.

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Widget
Promise<object>

Animates the view to the user's location.

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Locate
Object

Registers an event handler on the instance.

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Widget

Adds one or more handles which are to be tied to the lifecycle of the widget.

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Widget

This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets.

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Removes a group of handles owned by the object.

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Accessor
Object

This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets.

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Widget

Renders widget to the DOM immediately.

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Widget

This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets.

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Widget
Promise

when() may be leveraged once an instance of the class is created.

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Method Details

addHandles(handleOrHandles, groupKey)inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.25

Adds one or more handles which are to be tied to the lifecycle of the object. The handles will be removed when the object is destroyed.

// Manually manage handles
const handle = reactiveUtils.when(
  () => !view.updating,
  () => {
    wkidSelect.disabled = false;
  },
  { once: true }
);

// Handle gets removed when the object is destroyed.
this.addHandles(handle);
Parameters
handleOrHandles WatchHandle|WatchHandle[]

Handles marked for removal once the object is destroyed.

groupKey *
optional

Key identifying the group to which the handles should be added. All the handles in the group can later be removed with Accessor.removeHandles(). If no key is provided the handles are added to a default group.

cancelLocate()
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.9

This function provides the ability to interrupt and cancel the process of programmatically obtaining the location of the user's device.

classes(classNames){String}inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.7

A utility method used for building the value for a widget's class property. This aids in simplifying CSS class setup.

Parameter
classNames String|String[]|Object
repeatable

The class names.

Returns
Type Description
String The computed class name.
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Example
// .tsx syntax showing how to set CSS classes while rendering the widget

render() {
  const dynamicIconClasses = {
    [CSS.myIcon]: this.showIcon,
    [CSS.greyIcon]: !this.showIcon
  };

  return (
    <div class={classes(CSS.root, CSS.mixin, dynamicIconClasses)} />
  );
}
destroy()inherited

Destroys the widget instance.

emit(type, event){Boolean}inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.5

Emits an event on the instance. This method should only be used when creating subclasses of this class.

Parameters
type String

The name of the event.

event Object
optional

The event payload.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean true if a listener was notified
hasEventListener(type){Boolean}inherited

Indicates whether there is an event listener on the instance that matches the provided event name.

Parameter
type String

The name of the event.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean Returns true if the class supports the input event.
hasHandles(groupKey){Boolean}inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.25

Returns true if a named group of handles exist.

Parameter
groupKey *
optional

A group key.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean Returns true if a named group of handles exist.
Example
// Remove a named group of handles if they exist.
if (obj.hasHandles("watch-view-updates")) {
  obj.removeHandles("watch-view-updates");
}
isFulfilled(){Boolean}inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.19

isFulfilled() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is fulfilled (either resolved or rejected). If it is fulfilled, true will be returned.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean Indicates whether creating an instance of the class has been fulfilled (either resolved or rejected).
isRejected(){Boolean}inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.19

isRejected() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is rejected. If it is rejected, true will be returned.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean Indicates whether creating an instance of the class has been rejected.
isResolved(){Boolean}inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.19

isResolved() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is resolved. If it is resolved, true will be returned.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean Indicates whether creating an instance of the class has been resolved.
locate(){Promise<object>}

Animates the view to the user's location.

Returns
Type Description
Promise<object> Resolves to an object with the same specification as the event object defined in the locate event.
Example
let locateWidget = new Locate({
  view: view,
  container: "locateDiv"
});

locateWidget.locate().then(function(){
  // Fires after the user's location has been found
});
on(type, listener){Object}inherited

Registers an event handler on the instance. Call this method to hook an event with a listener.

Parameters

An event or an array of events to listen for.

listener Function

The function to call when the event fires.

Returns
Type Description
Object Returns an event handler with a remove() method that should be called to stop listening for the event(s).
Property Type Description
remove Function When called, removes the listener from the event.
Example
view.on("click", function(event){
  // event is the event handle returned after the event fires.
  console.log(event.mapPoint);
});
own(handleOrHandles)inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.24

Adds one or more handles which are to be tied to the lifecycle of the widget. The handles will be removed when the widget is destroyed.

const handle = reactiveUtils.when(
  () => !view.updating,
  () => {
    wkidSelect.disabled = false;
  },
  { once: true}
);

this.own(handle); // Handle gets removed when the widget is destroyed.
Parameter
handleOrHandles WatchHandle|WatchHandle[]

Handles marked for removal once the widget is destroyed.

postInitialize()inherited

This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets. Executes after widget is ready for rendering.

removeHandles(groupKey)inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.25

Removes a group of handles owned by the object.

Parameter
groupKey *
optional

A group key or an array or collection of group keys to remove.

Example
obj.removeHandles(); // removes handles from default group

obj.removeHandles("handle-group");
obj.removeHandles("other-handle-group");
render(){Object}inherited

This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets. It must be implemented by subclasses for rendering.

Returns
Type Description
Object The rendered virtual node.
renderNow()inherited

Renders widget to the DOM immediately.

scheduleRender()inherited

This method is primarily used by developers when implementing custom widgets. Schedules widget rendering. This method is useful for changes affecting the UI.

when(callback, errback){Promise}inherited
Since: ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript 4.19

when() may be leveraged once an instance of the class is created. This method takes two input parameters: a callback function and an errback function. The callback executes when the instance of the class loads. The errback executes if the instance of the class fails to load.

Parameters
callback Function
optional

The function to call when the promise resolves.

errback Function
optional

The function to execute when the promise fails.

Returns
Type Description
Promise Returns a new promise for the result of callback.
Example
// Although this example uses the BasemapGallery widget, any class instance that is a promise may use when() in the same way
let bmGallery = new BasemapGallery();
bmGallery.when(function(){
  // This function will execute once the promise is resolved
}, function(error){
  // This function will execute if the promise is rejected due to an error
});

Event Overview

Name Type Summary Class
{position: Object}

Fires after the locate() method is called and succeeds.

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Locate
{error: Error}

Fires after the locate() method is called and fails.

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Locate

Event Details

locate

Fires after the locate() method is called and succeeds.

Property
position Object

Geoposition returned from the Geolocation API.

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locate-error

Fires after the locate() method is called and fails.

Property
error Error

The Error object that occurred while locating.

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