Change basemap

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Change a map's basemap. A basemap is beneath all layers on a Map and is used to provide visual reference for the operational layers.

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Use case

Basemaps should be selected contextually. For example, in maritime applications, it would be more appropriate to use a basemap of the world's oceans as opposed to a basemap of the world's streets.

How to use the sample

Use the drop down menu to select the active basemap from the list of available basemaps.

How it works

  1. Create an Map object.
  2. Set the map to the MapView object.
  3. Choose a new basemap type and set it on the map.

Relevant API

  • Basemap
  • Map
  • MapView

Tags

basemap, map

Sample Code

ChangeBasemap.cs
                                                                                                                     
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// Copyright 2021 Esri.
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using Android.App;
using Android.OS;
using Android.Views;
using Android.Widget;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.Samples.ChangeBasemap
{
    [Activity (ConfigurationChanges=Android.Content.PM.ConfigChanges.Orientation | Android.Content.PM.ConfigChanges.ScreenSize)]
    [ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Shared.Attributes.Sample(
        name: "Change basemap",
        category: "Map",
        description: "Change a map's basemap. A basemap is beneath all layers on a `Map` and is used to provide visual reference for the operational layers.",
        instructions: "Use the drop down menu to select the active basemap from the list of available basemaps.",
        tags: new[] { "basemap", "map" })]
    public class ChangeBasemap : Activity
    {
        // Create and hold reference to the used MapView
        private MapView _myMapView;

        // Dictionary that associates names with basemaps.
        private readonly Dictionary<string, Basemap> _basemapOptions = new Dictionary<string, Basemap>()
        {
            {"Streets", new Basemap(BasemapStyle.ArcGISStreets)},
            {"Streets - Night", new Basemap(BasemapStyle.ArcGISStreetsNight)},
            {"Imagery", new Basemap(BasemapStyle.ArcGISImageryStandard)},
            {"Imagery with Labels", new Basemap(BasemapStyle.ArcGISImagery)},
            {"Dark Gray Canvas", new Basemap(BasemapStyle.ArcGISDarkGray)},
            {"Light Gray Canvas", new Basemap(BasemapStyle.ArcGISLightGray)},
            {"Navigation", new Basemap(BasemapStyle.ArcGISNavigation)},
            {"OpenStreetMap", new Basemap(BasemapStyle.OSMStandard)}
        };
        protected override void OnCreate(Bundle bundle)
        {
            base.OnCreate(bundle);

            Title = "Change basemap";

            // Create the UI, setup the control references and execute initialization
            CreateLayout();
            Initialize();
        }

        private void Initialize()
        {
            // Create new Map with basemap
            Map myMap = new Map(_basemapOptions.Values.First());

            // Provide used Map to the MapView
            _myMapView.Map = myMap;
        }

        private void OnBasemapsClicked(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            // Get a reference to the button
            Button mapsButton = (Button)sender;

            // Create menu to show map options
            PopupMenu mapsMenu = new PopupMenu(this, mapsButton);
            mapsMenu.MenuItemClick += OnBasemapsMenuItemClicked;

            // Create menu options
            foreach (string basemapType in _basemapOptions.Keys)
            {
                mapsMenu.Menu.Add(basemapType);
            }

            // Show menu in the view
            mapsMenu.Show();
        }

        private void OnBasemapsMenuItemClicked(object sender, PopupMenu.MenuItemClickEventArgs e)
        {
            // Get title from the selected item
            string selectedBasemap = e.Item.TitleCondensedFormatted.ToString();

            // Retrieve the basemap from the dictionary
            _myMapView.Map.Basemap = _basemapOptions[selectedBasemap];
        }

        private void CreateLayout()
        {
            // Create a new vertical layout for the app
            LinearLayout layout = new LinearLayout(this) { Orientation = Orientation.Vertical };

            // Create button to show map options
            Button mapsButton = new Button(this)
            {
                Text = "Choose basemap"
            };
            mapsButton.Click += OnBasemapsClicked;

            // Add maps button to the layout
            layout.AddView(mapsButton);

            // Add the map view to the layout
            _myMapView = new MapView(this);
            layout.AddView(_myMapView);

            // Show the layout in the app
            SetContentView(layout);
        }
    }
}

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