Picture marker symbol

View inQMLC++
View on GitHub
Sample viewer app

Use pictures for markers.

screenshot

Use case

When marking geoelements on a map, using custom, unique symbols can be helpful for highlighting and differentiating between locations. For example, a tourism office may use pictures of landmarks as symbols on an online map or app, to help prospective visitors to orient themselves more easily around a city.

How to use the sample

When launched, this sample displays a map with three picture marker symbols. Pan and zoom to explore the map.

How it works

  1. Create a PictureMarkerSymbol using the URL to an online or local image.
  2. Create a Graphic and set its symbol to the picture marker symbol.

Relevant API

  • PictureMarkerSymbol

Offline Data

Read more about how to set up the sample's offline data here.

Link Local Location
orange_symbol Png File <userhome>/ArcGIS/Runtime/Data/symbol/orange_symbol.png

About the data

The picture marker symbols in this sample are all constructed from different types of resources:

  • Campsite symbol constructed from a URL
  • Blue pin with a star stored in the resource folder that comes with the application
  • Orange pin created from a file path on disk (which is written to disk when the app starts and cleaned up when the app closes).

Tags

graphics, marker, picture, symbol, visualization

Sample Code

Picture_Marker_Symbol.qmlPicture_Marker_Symbol.cppPicture_Marker_Symbol.h
                              
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
// [WriteFile Name=Picture_Marker_Symbol, Category=DisplayInformation]
// [Legal]
// Copyright 2016 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 Esri.Samples 1.0

Picture_Marker_SymbolSample {
    clip: true
    width: 800
    height: 600

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

Your browser is no longer supported. Please upgrade your browser for the best experience. See our browser deprecation post for more details.