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Feature collection layer (query)

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Create a feature collection layer to show a query result from a service feature table.

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Use case

Consider a national wireless telecommunications company who wants to improve connectivity within areas of poor coverage. Their cell towers, cell tower radii and state boundaries data are held within service feature tables, which can be queried for states that don't meet a certain threshold of coverage. The query result can be used to create and display a single feature collection layer for analysis of areas requiring improved coverage.

How to use the sample

When launched, this sample displays a map with point features as a feature collection layer. Pan and zoom to explore the map.

How it works

  1. Perform a query using the QueryFeaturesAsync() method on a ServiceFeatureTable.
  2. Instantiate a FeatureCollectionTable with the result of the query.
  3. Create a FeatureCollection and add the feature collection table to it.
  4. Create a FeatureCollectionLayer from the feature collection.
  5. Add the feature collection layer to the map's OperationalLayers list.

Relevant API

  • FeatureCollection
  • FeatureCollectionLayer
  • FeatureCollectionTable
  • FeatureLayer
  • FeatureQueryResult
  • FeatureTable
  • QueryParameters
  • ServiceFeatureTable

About the data

This application utilizes data from the wildfire feature service. It loads at full extent with features indicating wildfire response point features across the world.


layer, query, search, table

Sample Code

<UserControl x:Class="ArcGISRuntime.UWP.Samples.FeatureCollectionLayerFromQuery.FeatureCollectionLayerFromQuery"
        <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.Data;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using System;
using Windows.UI.Popups;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.UWP.Samples.FeatureCollectionLayerFromQuery
        name: "Feature collection layer (query)",
        category: "Layers",
        description: "Create a feature collection layer to show a query result from a service feature table.",
        instructions: "When launched, this sample displays a map with point features as a feature collection layer. Pan and zoom to explore the map.",
        tags: new[] { "layer", "query", "search", "table" })]
    public partial class FeatureCollectionLayerFromQuery
        private const string FeatureLayerUrl = "";

        public FeatureCollectionLayerFromQuery()

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

        private void Initialize()
            // Create a new map with the oceans basemap and add it to the map view
            Map map = new Map(Basemap.CreateOceans());
            MyMapView.Map = map;

            // Call a function that will create a new feature collection layer from a service query

        private async void GetFeaturesFromQuery()
                // Create a service feature table to get features from
                ServiceFeatureTable featTable = new ServiceFeatureTable(new Uri(FeatureLayerUrl));

                // Create a query to get all features in the table
                QueryParameters queryParams = new QueryParameters
                    WhereClause = "1=1"

                // Query the table to get all features
                FeatureQueryResult featureResult = await featTable.QueryFeaturesAsync(queryParams);

                // Create a new feature collection table from the result features
                FeatureCollectionTable collectTable = new FeatureCollectionTable(featureResult);

                // Create a feature collection and add the table
                FeatureCollection featCollection = new FeatureCollection();

                // Create a layer to display the feature collection, add it to the map's operational layers
                FeatureCollectionLayer featCollectionTable = new FeatureCollectionLayer(featCollection);
            catch (Exception e)
                await new MessageDialog(e.ToString(), "Error").ShowAsync();