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Feature layer (feature service)

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Show features from an online feature service.

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Use case

Feature services are useful for sharing vector GIS data with clients so that individual features can be queried, displayed, and edited.

How to use the sample

Run the sample and view the feature service as an operational layer on top of the basemap. Zoom and pan around the map to see the features in greater detail.

How it works

  1. Create a ServiceFeatureTable from a URL.
  2. Create a feature layer from the service feature table.
  3. Add the feature layer to your ArcGISMap using Map.OperationalLayers.Add(FeatureLayer).

Relevant API

  • Basemap
  • FeatureLayer
  • Map
  • MapView
  • ServiceFeatureTable


feature table, layer, layers, service

Sample Code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<ContentPage xmlns=""
    <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView"/>
// Copyright 2016 Esri.
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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using System;
using Xamarin.Forms;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.Samples.FeatureLayerUrl
        name: "Feature layer (feature service)",
        category: "Layers",
        description: "Show features from an online feature service.",
        instructions: "Run the sample and view the feature service as an operational layer on top of the basemap. Zoom and pan around the map to see the features in greater detail.",
        tags: new[] { "feature table", "layer", "layers", "service" })]
    public partial class FeatureLayerUrl : ContentPage
        public FeatureLayerUrl()
            InitializeComponent ();
            // Create the UI, setup the control references and execute initialization 

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

            // Create and set initial map location
            MapPoint initialLocation = new MapPoint(
                -13176752, 4090404, SpatialReferences.WebMercator);
            myMap.InitialViewpoint = new Viewpoint(initialLocation, 300000);

            // Create uri to the used feature service
            Uri serviceUri = new Uri(

            // Create new FeatureLayer from service uri and
            FeatureLayer geologyLayer = new FeatureLayer(serviceUri);

            // Add created layer to the map

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