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Raster layer (file)

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Create and use a raster layer made from a local raster file.


How to use the sample

Run the sample.

How it works

  1. Create a Raster from a raster file stored locally on the device.
  2. Create a RasterLayer from the Raster.
  3. Add it as an operational layer with Map.OperationalLayers.Add(...).

Relevant API

  • Raster
  • RasterLayer

Offline data

This sample downloads the following items from ArcGIS Online automatically:


Layers, raster

Sample Code

<UserControl x:Class="ArcGISRuntime.UWP.Samples.RasterLayerFile.RasterLayerFile"
        <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView"/>
// Copyright 2017 Esri.
// Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
// You may obtain a copy of the License at:
// Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an
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// language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

using System;
using ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Managers;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Rasters;
using Windows.UI.Popups;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.UWP.Samples.RasterLayerFile
        "Raster layer (file)",
        "This sample demonstrates how to use a raster layer created from a local raster file.",
        "The raster file is downloaded by the sample viewer automatically.")]
    public partial class RasterLayerFile
        public RasterLayerFile()

            // Call a function to set up the map

        private async void Initialize()
            // Add an imagery basemap
            Map myMap = new Map(Basemap.CreateImagery());

            // Get the file name
            string filepath = GetRasterPath();

            // Load the raster file
            Raster myRasterFile = new Raster(filepath);

            // Create the layer
            RasterLayer myRasterLayer = new RasterLayer(myRasterFile);

            // Add the layer to the map

            // Add map to the mapview
            MyMapView.Map = myMap;

                // Wait for the layer to load
                await myRasterLayer.LoadAsync();

                // Set the viewpoint
                await MyMapView.SetViewpointGeometryAsync(myRasterLayer.FullExtent);
            catch (Exception e)
                await new MessageDialog(e.ToString(), "Error").ShowAsync();

        private static string GetRasterPath()
            return DataManager.GetDataFolder("7c4c679ab06a4df19dc497f577f111bd", "raster-file", "Shasta.tif");