Set initial map location

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Display a basemap centered at an initial location and scale.

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Use case

You can set a map's initial location when you want to highlight a particular feature or area to establish the context.

How to use the sample

When the map loads, note the specific location and scale of the initial map view.

How it works

  1. Create a Map, specifying a basemap type, latitude and longitude in WGS84, and a level of detail.
  2. Display the map in a map view.

Relevant API

  • BasemapType
  • Map
  • MapView

About the data

The map opens with satellite imagery of a guitar-shaped field in the Pampas region of north central Argentina.

Tags

basemap, center, envelope, extent, initial, lat, latitude, level of detail, location, LOD, long, longitude, scale, zoom level

Sample Code

SetInitialMapLocation.xamlSetInitialMapLocation.xaml.cs
             
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<UserControl
    x:Class="ArcGISRuntime.UWP.Samples.SetInitialMapLocation.SetInitialMapLocation"
    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="400">
    <Grid>
        <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView"/>
    </Grid>
</UserControl>

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