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Viewpoint Constructor (MapPoint, Double, Camera)

Initializes a new instance of the Viewpoint class with center point, scale, and Camera.

Namespace:  Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping
Assembly:  Esri.ArcGISRuntime (in Esri.ArcGISRuntime.dll) Version: 100.11.0
public Viewpoint(
	MapPoint center,
	double scale,
	Camera camera


Type: Esri.ArcGISRuntime.GeometryMapPoint
The center of the visible area.
Type: SystemDouble
Map Scale, Ratio between the distance on the map and the corresponding distance on the ground.
Type: Esri.ArcGISRuntime.MappingCamera
A Camera object that defines the observer for the scene.
ArgumentExceptionscale cannot be NaN.
ArgumentOutOfRangeExceptionscale must be greater than 0.
The spatial reference of the center point cannot be null.


Example Name: GetElevationAtPoint

Get the elevation for a given point on a surface in a scene.

Code example screen shot.

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using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Geometry;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Mapping;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Symbology;
using Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI;
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows;

namespace ArcGISRuntime.WPF.Samples.GetElevationAtPoint
        name: "Get elevation at a point",
        category: "Scene",
        description: "Get the elevation for a given point on a surface in a scene.",
        instructions: "Tap anywhere on the surface to get the elevation at that point. Elevation is reported in meters since the scene view is in WGS84.",
        tags: new[] { "elevation", "point", "surface" })]
    public partial class GetElevationAtPoint
        // URL of the elevation service - provides elevation component of the scene.
        private readonly Uri _elevationUri = new Uri("");

        // Starting point of the observer.
        private readonly MapPoint _observerPoint = new MapPoint(83.9, 28.42, SpatialReferences.Wgs84);

        // Graphics overlay.
        private GraphicsOverlay _overlay;

        // Surface (for elevation).
        private Surface _baseSurface;

        // Create symbols for the text and marker.
        private SimpleMarkerSceneSymbol _elevationMarker;
        private TextSymbol _elevationTextSymbol;
        private readonly Graphic _elevationTextGraphic = new Graphic();

        public GetElevationAtPoint()

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

            // Handle taps on the scene view for getting elevation.
            MySceneView.GeoViewTapped += SceneViewTapped;

        private void Initialize()
            // Create the camera for the scene.
            Camera camera = new Camera(_observerPoint, 20000.0, 10.0, 70.0, 0.0);

            // Create a scene.
            Scene myScene = new Scene(Basemap.CreateImageryWithLabels())
                // Set the initial viewpoint.
                InitialViewpoint = new Viewpoint(_observerPoint, 1000000, camera)

            // Create the marker for showing where the user taps.
            _elevationMarker = SimpleMarkerSceneSymbol.CreateCylinder(Color.Red, 10, 750);

            // Create the text for displaying the elevation value.
            _elevationTextSymbol = new TextSymbol("", Color.Red, 20, Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Symbology.HorizontalAlignment.Center, Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Symbology.VerticalAlignment.Middle);
            _elevationTextGraphic.Symbol = _elevationTextSymbol;

            // Create the base surface.
            _baseSurface = new Surface();
            _baseSurface.ElevationSources.Add(new ArcGISTiledElevationSource(_elevationUri));

            // Add the base surface to the scene.
            myScene.BaseSurface = _baseSurface;

            // Graphics overlay for displaying points.
            _overlay = new GraphicsOverlay
                SceneProperties = new LayerSceneProperties(SurfacePlacement.Absolute)

            // Add the scene to the view.
            MySceneView.Scene = myScene;

        private async void SceneViewTapped(object sender, Esri.ArcGISRuntime.UI.Controls.GeoViewInputEventArgs e)
                // Remove this method from the event handler to prevent concurrent calls.
                MySceneView.GeoViewTapped -= SceneViewTapped;

                // Check that the point is on the surface.
                if (e.Location != null)
                    // Clear any existing graphics from the graphics overlay.

                    // Get the elevation value.
                    double elevation = await _baseSurface.GetElevationAsync(e.Location);

                    // Set the text displaying the elevation.
                    _elevationTextSymbol.Text = $"{Math.Round(elevation)} m";
                    _elevationTextGraphic.Geometry = new MapPoint(e.Location.X, e.Location.Y, e.Location.Z + 850);

                    // Add the text to the graphics overlay.

                    // Add the marker indicating where the user tapped.
                    _overlay.Graphics.Add(new Graphic(e.Location, _elevationMarker));
            catch (Exception ex)
                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message, "Sample error");
                // Re-add to the event handler.
                MySceneView.GeoViewTapped += SceneViewTapped;
        <esri:SceneView x:Name="MySceneView" />
        <Border Style="{StaticResource BorderStyle}">
            <TextBlock Text="Tap to find the elevation for a point."
                       TextAlignment="Center" TextWrapping="Wrap" FontWeight="SemiBold" />
See Also
Additional Examples
Hyperlink to ExampleDescription
GetElevationAtPointGet the elevation for a given point on a surface in a scene.