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Raster layer (GeoPackage)

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Display a raster contained in a GeoPackage.

Image of raster layer GeoPackage

Use case

GeoPackages are designed to simplify file management and transfer. They can store raster files (as well as other types of data). An end-user wishing to transfer rasters from ArcGIS Pro or between runtime apps, might need to import raster files from GeoPackages into their map to view and analyze the data.

How to use the sample

When the sample starts, a raster will be loaded from a GeoPackage and displayed in the map view.

How it works

  1. Create and load a GeoPackage, specifying the path to the local .gpkg file.
  2. When it is done loading, get the GeoPackageRasters from the geopackage.
  3. Construct a RasterLayer with the geopackage raster you want to use.
  4. Add the raster layer to the map.

Relevant API

  • GeoPackage
  • GeoPackageRaster
  • RasterLayer

Offline data

This sample downloads the following items from ArcGIS Online automatically:

About the data

The Aurora Colorado GeoPackage holds datasets that cover Aurora, Colorado. The raster that is opened and displayed shows airport noise levels.


container, data, image, import, layer, OGC, package, raster, visualization

Sample Code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<ContentPage xmlns=""
    <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView"/>
// Copyright 2017 Esri.
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using System;
using ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Managers;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Data;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Rasters;
using System.Linq;
using Xamarin.Forms;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.Samples.RasterLayerGeoPackage
        name: "Raster layer (GeoPackage)",
        category: "Data",
        description: "Display a raster contained in a GeoPackage.",
        instructions: "When the sample starts, a raster will be loaded from a GeoPackage and displayed in the map view.",
        tags: new[] { "OGC", "container", "data", "image", "import", "layer", "package", "raster", "visualization" })]
    public partial class RasterLayerGeoPackage : ContentPage
        public RasterLayerGeoPackage()

            // Read data from the GeoPackage

        private async void Initialize()
            // Create a new map
            MyMapView.Map = new Map(Basemap.CreateLightGrayCanvas());

            // Get the full path
            string geoPackagePath = GetGeoPackagePath();

                // Open the GeoPackage
                GeoPackage myGeoPackage = await GeoPackage.OpenAsync(geoPackagePath);

                // Read the raster images and get the first one
                Raster gpkgRaster = myGeoPackage.GeoPackageRasters.FirstOrDefault();

                // Make sure an image was found in the package
                if (gpkgRaster == null) { return; }

                // Create a layer to show the raster
                RasterLayer newLayer = new RasterLayer(gpkgRaster);
                await newLayer.LoadAsync();

                // Set the viewpoint
                await MyMapView.SetViewpointAsync(new Viewpoint(newLayer.FullExtent));

                // Add the image as a raster layer to the map (with default symbology)
            catch (Exception e)
                await Application.Current.MainPage.DisplayAlert("Error", e.ToString(), "OK");

        private static string GetGeoPackagePath()

            return DataManager.GetDataFolder("68ec42517cdd439e81b036210483e8e7", "AuroraCO.gpkg");