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Display map

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Display a map with an imagery basemap.

Image of display map

Use case

The map is the fundamental building block of any GIS application and is used to specify how geographic data is organized and communicated to your users.

How to use the sample

Run the sample to view the map. Pan and zoom to navigate the map.

How it works

  1. Create an Map with a Basemap.CreateImagery() basemap.
  2. Create a MapView object to display the map.
  3. Set the map to the map view.

Relevant API

  • Basemap
  • Map
  • MapView


basemap, map

Sample Code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<ContentPage xmlns=""
    <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView"/>
// 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.
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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Xamarin.Forms;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.Samples.DisplayMap
        name: "Display map",
        category: "Map",
        description: "Display a map with an imagery basemap.",
        instructions: "Run the sample to view the map. Pan and zoom to navigate the map.",
        tags: new[] { "basemap", "map" })]
    public partial class DisplayMap : ContentPage
        public DisplayMap()

            // Create the UI, setup the control references and execute initialization 

        private void Initialize()
            // Create new Map with basemap
            Map myMap = new Map(Basemap.CreateImagery());

            // Assign the map to the MapView
            MyMapView.Map = myMap;