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Map image layer tables

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Find features in a spatial table related to features in a non-spatial table.

Image of map image layer tables

Use case

The non-spatial tables contained by a map service may contain additional information about sublayer features. Such information can be accessed by traversing table relationships defined in the service.

How to use the sample

Once the map image layer loads, a list view will be populated with comment data from non-spatial features. Click on one of the comments to query related spatial features and display the first result on the map.

How it works

  1. Create an ArcGISMapImageLayer with the URL of a map image service.
  2. Load the layer and get one of its tables with imageLayer.Tables[index].
  3. To query the table, create a QueryParameters object.You can set queryParameters.WhereClause to filter the request features.
  4. Use table.QueryFeaturesAsync(parameters) to get a FeatureQueryResult object.
  5. The FeatureQueryResult is an iterable, so simply loop through it to get each result Feature.
  6. To query for related features, get the table's relationship info with table.LayerInfo.RelationshipInfos. This returns a list of RelationshipInfo objects. Choose which one to base your query on.
  7. Now create RelatedQueryParameters passing in the RelationshipInfo. To query related features, use table.QueryRelatedFeaturesAsync(feature, relatedQueryParameters).
  8. This returns a list of RelatedFeatureQueryResult objects, each containing a set of related features.

Relevant API

  • ArcGISFeature
  • ArcGISMapImageLayer
  • Feature
  • FeatureQueryResult
  • QueryParameters
  • RelatedFeatureQueryResult
  • RelatedQueryParameters
  • RelationshipInfo
  • ServiceFeatureTable

Additional information

You can use arcGISMapImageLayer.LoadTablesAndLayersAsync() to recursively load all sublayers and tables associated with a map image layer.


features, query, related features, search

Sample Code

        <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView" />
        <Border Style="{StaticResource BorderStyle}">
                    <RowDefinition Height="auto" />
                    <RowDefinition Height="*" />
                <TextBlock Grid.Row="0"
                           Text="Select a comment to see the related service request."
                <ListBox x:Name="CommentsListBox"
                         SelectionMode="Single" SelectionChanged="CommentsListBox_SelectionChanged">
                            <TextBlock Text="{Binding  Attributes[comments]}"/>
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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.ArcGISServices;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Data;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Symbology;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using Windows.UI.Popups;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.UWP.Samples.MapImageLayerTables
        name: "Map image layer tables",
        category: "Layers",
        description: "Find features in a spatial table related to features in a non-spatial table.",
        instructions: "Once the map image layer loads, a list view will be populated with comment data from non-spatial features. Click on one of the comments to query related spatial features and display the first result on the map.",
        tags: new[] { "features", "query", "related features", "search" })]
    public partial class MapImageLayerTables
        // A graphics overlay for showing selected features.
        private GraphicsOverlay _selectedFeaturesOverlay;

        public MapImageLayerTables()

            // Initialize the map and show the list of comments.

        private async void Initialize()
            // Create a new Map with a vector streets basemap.
            Map myMap = new Map(Basemap.CreateStreetsVector());

            // Create the URI to the Service Requests map service.
            Uri serviceRequestUri = new Uri("");

            // Create a new ArcGISMapImageLayer that uses the service URI.
            ArcGISMapImageLayer serviceRequestsMapImageLayer = new ArcGISMapImageLayer(serviceRequestUri);

                // Load all sublayers and tables contained by the map image layer.
                await serviceRequestsMapImageLayer.LoadTablesAndLayersAsync();

                // Set the initial map extent to the extent of all service request features.
                Envelope requestsExtent = serviceRequestsMapImageLayer.FullExtent;
                myMap.InitialViewpoint = new Viewpoint(requestsExtent);

                // Add the layer to the map.

                // Get the service request comments table from the map image layer.
                ServiceFeatureTable commentsTable = serviceRequestsMapImageLayer.Tables[0];

                // Create query parameters to get all non-null service request comment records (features) from the table.
                QueryParameters queryToGetNonNullComments = new QueryParameters
                    WhereClause = "requestid <> '' AND comments <> ''"

                // Query the comments table to get the non-null records.
                FeatureQueryResult commentQueryResult = await commentsTable.QueryFeaturesAsync(queryToGetNonNullComments, QueryFeatureFields.LoadAll);

                // Show the records from the service request comments table in the list view control.
                CommentsListBox.ItemsSource = commentQueryResult.ToList();

                // Create a graphics overlay to show selected features and add it to the map view.
                _selectedFeaturesOverlay = new GraphicsOverlay();

                // Assign the map to the MapView.
                MyMapView.Map = myMap;
            catch (Exception e)
                await new MessageDialog(e.ToString(), "Error").ShowAsync();

        // Handle a new selected comment record in the table view.
        private async void CommentsListBox_SelectionChanged(object sender, Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.SelectionChangedEventArgs e)
            // Clear selected features from the graphics overlay.

            // Get the selected comment feature. If there is no selection, return.
            ArcGISFeature selectedComment = e.AddedItems[0] as ArcGISFeature;
            if (selectedComment == null) { return; }

            // Get the map image layer that contains the service request sublayer and the service request comments table.
            ArcGISMapImageLayer serviceRequestsMapImageLayer = (ArcGISMapImageLayer)MyMapView.Map.OperationalLayers[0];

            // Get the (non-spatial) table that contains the service request comments.
            ServiceFeatureTable commentsTable = serviceRequestsMapImageLayer.Tables[0];

            // Get the relationship that defines related service request features for features in the comments table (this is the first and only relationship).
            RelationshipInfo commentsRelationshipInfo = commentsTable.LayerInfo.RelationshipInfos.FirstOrDefault();

            // Create query parameters to get the related service request for features in the comments table.
            RelatedQueryParameters relatedQueryParams = new RelatedQueryParameters(commentsRelationshipInfo)
                ReturnGeometry = true

                // Query the comments table to get the related service request feature for the selected comment.
                IReadOnlyList<RelatedFeatureQueryResult> relatedRequestsResult = await commentsTable.QueryRelatedFeaturesAsync(selectedComment, relatedQueryParams);

                // Get the first result. 
                RelatedFeatureQueryResult result = relatedRequestsResult.FirstOrDefault();

                // Get the first feature from the result. If it's null, warn the user and return.
                ArcGISFeature serviceRequestFeature = result.FirstOrDefault() as ArcGISFeature;
                if (serviceRequestFeature == null)
                    MessageDialog message = new MessageDialog("Related feature not found.", "No Feature");
                    await message.ShowAsync();


                // Load the related service request feature (so its geometry is available).
                await serviceRequestFeature.LoadAsync();

                // Get the service request geometry (point).
                MapPoint serviceRequestPoint = serviceRequestFeature.Geometry as MapPoint;

                // Create a cyan marker symbol to display the related feature.
                Symbol selectedRequestSymbol = new SimpleMarkerSymbol(SimpleMarkerSymbolStyle.Circle, Color.Cyan, 14);

                // Create a graphic using the service request point and marker symbol.
                Graphic requestGraphic = new Graphic(serviceRequestPoint, selectedRequestSymbol);

                // Add the graphic to the graphics overlay and zoom the map view to its extent.
                await MyMapView.SetViewpointCenterAsync(serviceRequestPoint, 150000);
            catch (Exception ex)
                await new MessageDialog(ex.ToString(), "Error").ShowAsync();