Clip geometry

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Clip a geometry with another geometry.

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Use case

Create a new set of geometries for analysis (e.g. displaying buffer zones around abandoned coal mine shafts in an area of planned urban development) by clipping intersecting geometries.

How to use the sample

Click "Clip" to clip the blue graphic with the red dashed envelopes.

How it works

  1. Use the static method GeometryEngine::clip() to generate a clipped Geometry, passing in an existing Geometry and an Envelope as parameters. The existing geometry will be clipped where it intersects an envelope.
  2. Create a new Graphic from the clipped geometry and add it to a GraphicsOverlay on the MapView.

Relevant API

  • Envelope
  • Geometry
  • GeometryEngine::clip
  • Graphic
  • GraphicsOverlay

Additional information

Note: the resulting geometry may be null if the envelope does not intersect the geometry being clipped.

Tags

analysis, clip, geometry

Sample Code

ClipGeometry.qmlClipGeometry.cppClipGeometry.h
                                               
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// [WriteFile Name=ClipGeometry, Category=Geometry]
// [Legal]
// Copyright 2018 Esri.

// Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
// you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
// You may obtain a copy of the License at
// http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

// Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
// distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
// WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
// See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
// limitations under the License.
// [Legal]

import QtQuick 2.6
import QtQuick.Controls 2.2
import Esri.Samples 1.0

ClipGeometrySample {
    id: rootRectangle
    clip: true
    width: 800
    height: 600

    // add a mapView component
    MapView {
        anchors.fill: parent
        objectName: "mapView"
    }

    Button {
        id: clipButton
        anchors {
            horizontalCenter: parent.horizontalCenter
            bottom: parent.bottom
            bottomMargin: 25
        }
        text: "Clip"
        onClicked: {
            // Only allow clipAreas(); to be called once
            clipButton.enabled = false;
            clipAreas();
        }
    }
}

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