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Set map spatial reference

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Specify a map's spatial reference.

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Use case

Choosing the correct spatial reference is important for ensuring accurate projection of data points to a map.

How it works

  1. Instantiate an Map object using a spatial reference e.g. ArcGISMap(SpatialReference.Create(54024)).
  2. Instantiate a Basemap object using an ArcGISMapImageLayer object.
  3. Set the base map to the map.
  4. Display the map in a map view.

Relevant API

  • Map
  • ArcGISMapImageLayer
  • Basemap
  • MapView
  • SpatialReference

Additional information

Operational layers will automatically project to this spatial reference when possible.

Tags

SpatialReference, WKID, project

Sample Code

<UserControl 
    x:Class="ArcGISRuntime.UWP.Samples.SetMapSpatialReference.SetMapSpatialReference"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
    xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006" 
    xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008"
    xmlns:esriUI="using:Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls"
    mc:Ignorable="d" 
    d:DesignHeight="300" d:DesignWidth="300">
    <Grid>
        <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView"/>
    </Grid>
</UserControl>
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//
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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using System;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.UWP.Samples.SetMapSpatialReference
{
    [ArcGISRuntime.Samples.Shared.Attributes.Sample(
        "Set map spatial reference",
        "Map",
        "This sample demonstrates how you can set the spatial reference on a Map and all the layers would project accordingly.",
        "")]
    public partial class SetMapSpatialReference
    {
        public SetMapSpatialReference()
        {
            InitializeComponent();

            // Create the UI, setup the control references and execute initialization 
            Initialize();
        }

        private void Initialize()
        {
            // Create new Map using spatial reference as World Bonne (54024)
            Map myMap = new Map(SpatialReference.Create(54024));

            // Adding a map image layer which can reproject itself to the map's spatial reference
            // Note: Some layer such as tiled layer cannot reproject and will fail to draw if their spatial 
            // reference is not the same as the map's spatial reference
            ArcGISMapImageLayer operationalLayer = new ArcGISMapImageLayer(new Uri(
                "https://sampleserver6.arcgisonline.com/arcgis/rest/services/SampleWorldCities/MapServer"));

            // Add operational layer to the Map
            myMap.OperationalLayers.Add(operationalLayer);

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