Map initial extent

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Display the map at an initial viewpoint representing a bounding geometry.

Image of map initial extent

Use case

Setting the initial viewpoint is useful when a user wishes to first load the map at a particular area of interest.

How to use the sample

When the sample loads, note that the map view opens at the initial viewpoint defined on the map.

How it works

  1. Instantiate a Map object.
  2. Instantiate a Viewpoint object using an Envelope object.
  3. Set the starting location of the map with map.InitialViewpoint.
  4. Set the map in the MapView.

Relevant API

  • Envelope
  • Map
  • MapView
  • Point
  • Viewpoint

Tags

extent, envelope, initial, viewpoint, zoom

Sample Code

SetInitialMapArea.cs
                                                                      
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// Copyright 2016 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
//
// Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an
// "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific
// language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

using Android.App;
using Android.OS;
using Android.Widget;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.Samples.SetInitialMapArea
{
    [Activity (ConfigurationChanges=Android.Content.PM.ConfigChanges.Orientation | Android.Content.PM.ConfigChanges.ScreenSize)]
    [ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Shared.Attributes.Sample(
        name: "Map initial extent",
        category: "Map",
        description: "Display the map at an initial viewpoint representing a bounding geometry.",
        instructions: "When the sample loads, note that the map view opens at the initial viewpoint defined on the map.",
        tags: new[] { "envelope", "extent", "initial", "viewpoint", "zoom" })]
    public class SetInitialMapArea : Activity
    {
        // Hold a reference to the map view
        private MapView _myMapView;

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

            Title = "Set initial map area";

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

        private void Initialize()
        {
            // Create new Map with basemap
            Map myMap = new Map(BasemapStyle.ArcGISImageryStandard);

            // Create and set initial map area
            Envelope initialLocation = new Envelope(
                -12211308.778729, 4645116.003309, -12208257.879667, 4650542.535773,
                SpatialReferences.WebMercator);
            myMap.InitialViewpoint = new Viewpoint(initialLocation);

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

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

            // 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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