Identify layers

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Identify features in all layers in a map. MapView supports identifying features across multiple layers. Because some layer types have sublayers, the sample recursively counts results for sublayers within each layer.

IdentifyLayers

How to use the sample

Tap to identify features. An alert will show all layers with features under the cursor.

How it works

  1. The tapped position is passed to MapView.IdentifyLayersAsync
  2. For each IdentifyLayerResult in the results, features are counted.

    • Note: there is one identify result per layer with matching features; if the feature count is 0, that means a sublayer contains the matching features.

Relevant API

  • IdentifyLayerResult
  • MapView.IdentifyLayersAsync
  • IdentifyLayerResult.LayerContent.Name
  • IdentifyLayerResult.SublayerResults

Tags

identify, sublayers, recursive, recursion

Sample Code

IdentifyLayers.cs
                                                                                                                                   
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// Copyright 2018 Esri.
//
// Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
// You may obtain a copy of the License at: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
//
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// language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

using Android.App;
using Android.OS;
using Android.Widget;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Data;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

namespace ArcGISRuntimeXamarin.Samples.IdentifyLayers
{
    [Activity (ConfigurationChanges=Android.Content.PM.ConfigChanges.Orientation | Android.Content.PM.ConfigChanges.ScreenSize)]
    [ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Shared.Attributes.Sample(
        name: "Identify layers",
        category: "MapView",
        description: "Identify features in all layers in a map. MapView supports identifying features across multiple layers. Because some layer types have sublayers, the sample recursively counts results for sublayers within each layer.",
        instructions: "Tap to identify features. An alert will show all layers with features under the cursor.",
        tags: new[] { "identify", "recursion", "recursive", "sublayers" })]
    public class IdentifyLayers : Activity
    {
        // Create and hold reference to the used MapView.
        private MapView _myMapView;

        protected override void OnCreate(Bundle bundle)
        {
            base.OnCreate(bundle);

            Title = "Identify layers";

            CreateLayout();
            Initialize();
        }

        private async void Initialize()
        {
            // Create a map with an initial viewpoint.
            Map myMap = new Map(BasemapStyle.ArcGISTopographic);
            myMap.InitialViewpoint = new Viewpoint(new MapPoint(-10977012.785807, 4514257.550369, SpatialReference.Create(3857)), 68015210);
            _myMapView.Map = myMap;

            try
            {
                // Add a map image layer to the map after turning off two sublayers.
                ArcGISMapImageLayer cityLayer = new ArcGISMapImageLayer(new Uri("https://sampleserver6.arcgisonline.com/arcgis/rest/services/SampleWorldCities/MapServer"));
                await cityLayer.LoadAsync();
                cityLayer.Sublayers[1].IsVisible = false;
                cityLayer.Sublayers[2].IsVisible = false;
                myMap.OperationalLayers.Add(cityLayer);

                // Add a feature layer to the map.
                FeatureLayer damageLayer = new FeatureLayer(new Uri("https://sampleserver6.arcgisonline.com/arcgis/rest/services/DamageAssessment/FeatureServer/0"));
                myMap.OperationalLayers.Add(damageLayer);

                // Listen for taps/clicks to start the identify operation.
                _myMapView.GeoViewTapped += MyMapView_GeoViewTapped;
            }
            catch (Exception e)
            {
                new AlertDialog.Builder(this).SetMessage(e.ToString()).SetTitle("Error").Show();
            }
        }

        private async void MyMapView_GeoViewTapped(object sender, GeoViewInputEventArgs e)
        {
            try
            {
                // Perform an identify across all layers, taking up to 10 results per layer.
                IReadOnlyList<IdentifyLayerResult> identifyResults = await _myMapView.IdentifyLayersAsync(e.Position, 15, false, 10);

                // Add a line to the output for each layer, with a count of features in the layer.
                string result = "";
                foreach (IdentifyLayerResult layerResult in identifyResults)
                {
                    // Note: because some layers have sublayers, a recursive function is required to count results.
                    result = result + layerResult.LayerContent.Name + ": " + recursivelyCountIdentifyResultsForSublayers(layerResult) + "\n";
                }

                if (!String.IsNullOrEmpty(result))
                {
                    new AlertDialog.Builder(this).SetMessage(result).SetTitle("Identify result").Show();
                }
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                new AlertDialog.Builder(this).SetMessage(ex.ToString()).SetTitle("Error").Show();
            }
        }

        private int recursivelyCountIdentifyResultsForSublayers(IdentifyLayerResult result)
        {
            int sublayerResultCount = 0;
            foreach (IdentifyLayerResult res in result.SublayerResults)
            {
                // This function calls itself to count results on sublayers.
                sublayerResultCount += recursivelyCountIdentifyResultsForSublayers(res);
            }

            return result.GeoElements.Count + sublayerResultCount;
        }

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

            // Create and add a help tip.
            TextView helpLabel = new TextView(this)
            {
                Text = "Tap to identify features in all layers."
            };
            layout.AddView(helpLabel);

            // 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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