Query features with Arcade expression

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Query features on a map using an Arcade expression.

QueryFeaturesWithArcadeExpression

Use case

Arcade is a portable, lightweight, and secure expression language used to create custom content in ArcGIS applications. Like other expression languages, it can perform mathematical calculations, manipulate text, and evaluate logical statements. It also supports multi-statement expressions, variables, and flow control statements. What makes Arcade particularly unique when compared to other expression and scripting languages is its inclusion of feature and geometry data types. This sample uses an arcade expression to query the number of crimes in a neighborhood in the last 60 days.

How to use the sample

Click on any neighborhood to see the number of crimes in the last 60 days in a callout.

How it works

  1. Create a PortalItem using the URL and ID.

  2. Create a Map using the portal item.

  3. Set the visibility of all the layers to false, except for the layer named "RPD Beats - City_Beats_Border_1128-4500".

  4. Set up a lambda or a listener for clicks on the map.

  5. Identify the visible layer where it is tapped or clicked on and get the feature.

  6. Create an ArcadeExpression using the following string:

    "var crimes = FeatureSetByName($map, 'Crime in the last 60 days');\n" +
    "return Count(Intersects($feature, crimes));"
  7. Create an ArcadeEvaluator using the Arcade expression and ArcadeProfile.FormCalculation.

  8. Create a map of profile variables with the following key-value pairs. This will be passed to ArcadeEvaluator.EvaluateAsync() in the next step:

    {"$feature", identifiedFeature}
    {"$map", map}
  9. Call ArcadeEvaluator.EvaluateAsync() on the Arcade evaluator object and pass the profile variables map.

  10. Get the result from the ArcadeEvaluationResult.Result property.

  11. Convert the result to a numerical value (integer) and populate the callout with the crime count.

Relevant API

  • ArcadeEvaluationResult
  • ArcadeEvaluator
  • ArcadeExpression
  • ArcadeProfile
  • Portal
  • PortalItem

About the data

This sample uses the Crimes in Police Beats Sample ArcGIS Online Web Map which contains 3 layers for police stations, city beats borders, and crimes in the last 60 days as recorded by the Rochester, NY police department.

Additional information

Visit Getting Started on the ArcGIS Developer website to learn more about Arcade expressions.

Tags

Arcade evaluator, Arcade expression, identify layers, portal, portal item, query

Sample Code

QueryFeaturesWithArcadeExpression.xamlQueryFeaturesWithArcadeExpression.xamlQueryFeaturesWithArcadeExpression.xaml.cs
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<UserControl x:Class="ArcGISRuntime.WinUI.Samples.QueryFeaturesWithArcadeExpression.QueryFeaturesWithArcadeExpression"
             xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
             xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
             xmlns:esriUI="using:Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls">
    <Grid>
        <esriUI:MapView x:Name="MyMapView" GeoViewTapped="MyMapView_GeoViewTapped" />
        <Grid x:Name="MyLoadingGrid"
              HorizontalAlignment="Stretch"
              VerticalAlignment="Stretch"
              Visibility="Collapsed">
            <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Center"
                       VerticalAlignment="Top"
                       FontSize="20"
                       FontWeight="Bold"
                       Text="Loading..." />
        </Grid>
    </Grid>
</UserControl>

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