Set initial map location

This sample creates 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.

Initial map location


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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls;
using Foundation;
using UIKit;

namespace ArcGISRuntimeXamarin.Samples.SetInitialMapLocation
    public class SetInitialMapLocation : UIViewController
        // Constant holding offset where the MapView control should start
        private const int yPageOffset = 60;

        // Create and hold reference to the used MapView
        private MapView _myMapView = new MapView();

        public SetInitialMapLocation()
            Title = "Set initial map location";

        public override void ViewDidLoad()

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

        public override void ViewDidLayoutSubviews()
            // Setup the visual frame for the MapView
            _myMapView.Frame = new CoreGraphics.CGRect(0, 0, View.Bounds.Width, View.Bounds.Height);


        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);

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

        private void CreateLayout()
            // Add MapView to the page

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