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Simple renderer

Sample Viewer View Sample on GitHub

Display common symbols for all graphics in a graphics overlay with a renderer.

Use case

Graphics are often used to display data that changes location regularly because they are held in memory instead of being persisted to the map. When a number of graphics are required to share the same style, a simple renderer can be applied to the graphics overlay containing the graphics. For example, the location of mobile taxis from a same company could be plotted on a map with each taxi marked by a relevant symbol.

How to use the sample

The sample loads with a predefined simple renderer, which displays a red cross simple marker symbol for the graphics in the graphics overlay.

How it works

A GraphicsOverlay is added to the MapView. A SimpleRenderer is created in the GraphicsOverlay which sets a red cross SimpleMarkerSymbol as its symbol. Three Graphics are added using Points.

  1. Create a GraphicsOverlay.
  2. Create a number of Point objects with x, y and spatial reference parameters.
  3. Create a SimpleMarkerSymbol passing in a SimpleMarkerSymbolStyle, color and size as parameters.
  4. Create a SimpleRenderer and set the SimpleMarkerSymbol as its symbol.
  5. Create a number of Graphic objects with the points initiated in step 2.

Relevant API

  • Graphic
  • GraphicsOverlay
  • Point
  • SimpleMarkerSymbol
  • SimpleRenderer

Additional information

Renderers are used to display graphics that don't already have a symbol set. A renderer will not override a graphic's symbol if one has been set.


graphics, marker, renderer, symbol, symbolize, symbology

Sample Code

import QtQuick 2.6
import Esri.ArcGISRuntime 100.9

Rectangle {
    clip: true
    width: 800
    height: 600

    // Map view UI presentation at top
    MapView {
        id: mapView
        anchors.fill: parent

        Map {
            BasemapImagery {}

            Envelope {
                id: envelope
                xMin: -110.828140
                yMin: 44.460458
                xMax: -110.829381
                yMax: 44.462735
                spatialReference: Factory.SpatialReference.createWgs84()

            // set initial Viewpoint
            onLoadStatusChanged: {
                if (loadStatus === Enums.LoadStatusLoaded)
                    mapView.setViewpointGeometryAndPadding(envelope, 50);

        // create graphic overlay
        GraphicsOverlay {

            // set renderer for overlay
            SimpleRenderer {

                // set symbol as red cross
                SimpleMarkerSymbol {
                    style: Enums.SimpleMarkerSymbolStyleCross
                    color: "red"
                    size: 12

            // add the points to be rendered
            Graphic {

                // Old Faithful
                Point {
                    x: -110.828140
                    y: 44.460458
                    spatialReference: Factory.SpatialReference.createWgs84()

            Graphic {

                // Cascade Geyser
                Point {
                    x: -110.829004
                    y: 44.462438
                    spatialReference: Factory.SpatialReference.createWgs84()

            Graphic {

                // Plume Geyser
                Point {
                    x: -110.829381
                    y: 44.462735
                    spatialReference: Factory.SpatialReference.createWgs84()