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Simple marker symbol

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Show a simple marker symbol on a map.

Image of simple marker symbol

Use case

Customize the appearance of a point suitable for the data. For example, a point on the map styled with a circle could represent a drilled borehole location, whereas a cross could represent the location of an old coal mine shaft.

How to use the sample

The sample loads with a predefined simple marker symbol, set as a red circle.

How it works

  1. Create a SimpleMarkerSymbol(SimpleMarkerSymbol.Style, color, size).
  2. Create a Graphic passing in a Point and the simple marker symbol as parameters.
  3. Add the graphic to the graphics overlay with graphicsOverlay.Graphics.Add(graphic).

Relevant API

  • Graphic
  • GraphicsOverlay
  • Point
  • SimpleMarkerSymbol


SimpleMarkerSymbol, symbol

Sample Code


        <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView"/>
// Copyright 2016 Esri.
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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Symbology;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI;
using System.Drawing;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.UWP.Samples.RenderSimpleMarkers
        name: "Simple marker symbol",
        category: "Symbology",
        description: "Show a simple marker symbol on a map.",
        instructions: "The sample loads with a predefined simple marker symbol, set as a red circle.",
        tags: new[] { "SimpleMarkerSymbol", "symbol" })]
    public sealed partial class RenderSimpleMarkers
        public RenderSimpleMarkers()

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

        private void Initialize()
            // Create new Map with basemap
            Map myMap = new Map(Basemap.CreateImagery());

            // Create initial map location and reuse the location for graphic
            MapPoint centralLocation = new MapPoint(-226773, 6550477, SpatialReferences.WebMercator);
            Viewpoint initialViewpoint = new Viewpoint(centralLocation, 7500);

            // Set initial viewpoint
            myMap.InitialViewpoint = initialViewpoint;

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

            // Create overlay to where graphics are shown
            GraphicsOverlay overlay = new GraphicsOverlay();

            // Add created overlay to the MapView

            // Create a simple marker symbol
            SimpleMarkerSymbol simpleSymbol = new SimpleMarkerSymbol()
                Color = Color.Red,
                Size = 10,
                Style = SimpleMarkerSymbolStyle.Circle

            // Add a new graphic with a central point that was created earlier
            Graphic graphicWithSymbol = new Graphic(centralLocation, simpleSymbol);