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Set initial map location

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Display a map centered on an initial point with a specified level of detail (zoom level).


How it works

  1. Create a Map, specifying a basemap type, latitude and longitude in WGS84, and a level of detail.
  2. Display the map in a map view.

Relevant API

  • BasemapType
  • Map
  • MapView

About the data

The map opens with satellite imagery of a guitar-shaped field in the Pampas region of north central Argentina.


center, envelope, extent, initial location, level of detail

Sample Code

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

namespace ArcGISRuntime.Samples.SetInitialMapLocation
        "Set initial map location",
        "This sample demonstrates how to create a map with a standard ESRI Imagery with Labels basemap that is centered on a latitude and longitude location and zoomed into a specific level of detail.",
    public partial class SetInitialMapLocation : ContentPage
        public SetInitialMapLocation()
            InitializeComponent ();

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

        private void Initialize()
            // Create a map with 'Imagery with Labels' basemap and an initial location
            Map myMap = new Map(BasemapType.ImageryWithLabels, -33.867886, -63.985, 16);

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