Change basemap

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Change a map's basemap. A basemap is beneath all layers on a Map and is used to provide visual reference for the operational layers.

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Use case

Basemaps should be selected contextually, for example, in maritime applications, it would be more appropriate to use a basemap of the world's oceans as opposed to a basemap of the world's streets.

How to use the sample

Press the Change Basemap button to display the Basemap Gallery. When the gallery appears, select a basemap to be displayed.

How it works

A basemap can be changed by setting the basemap property of a map object to a new basemap object (e.g. map.basemap = basemap). However, this sample utilises the BasemapGallery toolkit component to manage this process and provide a common user experience. In this sample, the BasemapGallery creates a visual display of basemap options and automates the changing of the basemap.

  1. Create a Map.
  2. Set the map to the MapView.
  3. Create a BasemapGallery from the toolkit.
  4. Assign the map to the geoModel property of the BasemapGallery.

Relevant API

  • Enums.BasemapStyle
  • Map
  • MapView

Additional information

This sample uses the BasemapGallery toolkit component and requires the toolkit to be cloned and set-up locally. For information about setting up the toolkit, see the repository's root README file.

Tags

basemap, map

Sample Code

ChangeBasemap.qml
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// [WriteFile Name=ChangeBasemap, Category=Maps]
// [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 QtQuick.Controls 2.2
import Esri.ArcGISRuntime 100.15
import Esri.ArcGISRuntime.Toolkit 100.15

Rectangle {
    width: 800
    height: 600

    // Create MapView that contains a Map
    MapView {
        id: view
        anchors.fill: parent

        Component.onCompleted: {
            // Set the focus on MapView to initially enable keyboard navigation
            forceActiveFocus();
        }

        Map {
            id: map
            // Set the initial basemap to Topographic
            Basemap {
                id: basemap
                initStyle: Enums.BasemapStyleArcGISTopographic
            }
        }

        Button {
            id: changeBasemapButton
            anchors {
                horizontalCenter: view.horizontalCenter
                bottom: view.attributionTop
                bottomMargin: 10
            }
            text: "Change Basemap"
            checkable: true
        }

        BasemapGallery {
            id: basemapGallery
            anchors.centerIn: view
            geoModel: map
            visible: changeBasemapButton.checked;
            onCurrentBasemapChanged: {
                changeBasemapButton.checked = false;
            }
        }
    }
}

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