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GeometryEngineProject Method (Geometry, SpatialReference, DatumTransformation)

Projects the given geometry from its current spatial reference system into the given output spatial reference system, applying the datum transformation provided.

Namespace:  Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry
Assembly:  Esri.ArcGISRuntime (in Esri.ArcGISRuntime.dll) Version: 100.9.0
public static Geometry Project(
	Geometry geometry,
	SpatialReference outputSpatialReference,
	DatumTransformation datumTransformation


Type: Esri.ArcGISRuntime.GeometryGeometry
The geometry to be projected.
Type: Esri.ArcGISRuntime.GeometrySpatialReference
The spatial reference to which geometry need to be projected.
Type: Esri.ArcGISRuntime.GeometryDatumTransformation
The datum transformation that describes how coordinates are converted from one geographic coordinate system to another.

Return Value

Type: Geometry
The geometry projected into the given SpatialReference. If the input geometry has a null SpatialReference, no projection occurs; instead, an identical geometry with the given SpatialReference is returned.
Use this overload to project a geometry if the difference between the input geometry's SpatialReference and the outputSpatialReference involves a change of datum, and you do not wish to use the default datum transformation used by Project(Geometry, SpatialReference). Using a HorizontalVerticalTransformation will also transform the z-values of the geometry (if the geometry has them) if both the SpatialReference of the geometry and the outputSpatialReference have a vertical coordinate system set.


Example Name: ProjectWithSpecificTransformation

Project a point from one coordinate system to another using a specific transformation step.

Code example screen shot.

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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using System;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.ProjectWithSpecificTransformation
        name: "Project with specific transformation",
        category: "Geometry",
        description: "Project a point from one coordinate system to another using a specific transformation step.",
        instructions: "View the values for: unprojected point, projected with the GeometryEngine default, and projected with a specific transformation step.",
        tags: new[] { "coordinate system", "geographic", "project", "projection", "transform", "transformation", "transformation step" })]
    public partial class ProjectWithSpecificTransformation
        public ProjectWithSpecificTransformation()


        private void Initialize()
            // Create a point geometry in NYC in WGS84
            MapPoint startingPoint = new MapPoint(-73.984513, 40.748469, SpatialReferences.Wgs84);

            // Update the UI with the initial coordinates
            BeforeLabel.Content = String.Format("x: {0}, y: {1}", startingPoint.X, startingPoint.Y);

            // Create a geographic transformation step for transform WKID 108055, WGS_1984_To_MSK_1942
            GeographicTransformationStep geoStep = new GeographicTransformationStep(108055);

            // Create the transformation
            GeographicTransformation geoTransform = new GeographicTransformation(geoStep);

            // Project to a coordinate system used in New York, NAD_1983_HARN_StatePlane_New_York_Central_FIPS_3102
            MapPoint afterPoint = (MapPoint)GeometryEngine.Project(startingPoint, SpatialReference.Create(2829), geoTransform);

            // Update the UI with the projected coordinates
            AfterLabel.Content = String.Format("x: {0}, y: {1}", afterPoint.X, afterPoint.Y);

            // Perform the same projection without specified transformation
            MapPoint unspecifiedTransformPoint = (MapPoint)GeometryEngine.Project(startingPoint, SpatialReference.Create(2829));

            // Update the UI with the projection done without specific transform for comparison purposes
            NonSpecificLabel.Content = String.Format("x: {0}, y: {1}", unspecifiedTransformPoint.X, unspecifiedTransformPoint.Y);
<UserControl x:Class="ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.ProjectWithSpecificTransformation.ProjectWithSpecificTransformation"
        <Label Content="Geometry before (WGS 84):" />
        <Label x:Name="BeforeLabel" />
        <Label Content="Geometry to NAD_1983_HARN_StatePlane_New_York_Central_FIPS_3102 after WGS_1984_To_MSK_1942:" />
        <Label x:Name="AfterLabel" />
        <Label Content="Geometry to NAD_1983_HARN_StatePlane_New_York_Central_FIPS_3102 after (without specific transform)" />
        <Label x:Name="NonSpecificLabel" />
See Also
Additional Examples
Hyperlink to ExampleDescription
ListTransformationsGet a list of suitable transformations for projecting a geometry between two spatial references with different horizontal datums.
ProjectWithSpecificTransformationProject a point from one coordinate system to another using a specific transformation step.