Display overview map

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Include an overview or inset map as an additional map view to show the wider context of the primary view.

Screenshot of display overview map sample

Use case

An overview map provides a useful, smaller-scale overview of the current map view's location. For example, when you need to inspect a layer with many features while remaining aware of the wider context of the view, use an overview map to help show the extent of the main map view.

How to use the sample

Pan or zoom across the map view to browse through the tourist attractions feature layer and watch the viewpoint or scale of the linked overview map update automatically.

How it works

  1. Create a Map with the arcGISTopographic basemap style.
  2. Create a MapView instance with the map.
  3. Instantiate a FeatureLayer and add it to the map's operational layers.
  4. Create an OverviewMap object using the toolkit.
  5. Add the OverviewMap to the map view as an overlay.

Relevant API

  • MapView
  • OverviewMap

About the data

The data used in this sample is the OpenStreetMap Tourist Attractions for North America feature layer, which is scale-dependent and displays at scales larger than 1:160,000.

Additional information

This sample uses the overview map toolkit component, which requires the ArcGIS Maps SDK for Swift Toolkit.

Tags

context, inset, map, minimap, overview, preview, small scale, toolkit, view

Sample Code

DisplayOverviewMapView.swift
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// Copyright 2022 Esri
//
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import SwiftUI
import ArcGIS
import ArcGISToolkit

struct DisplayOverviewMapView: View {
    /// A map with imagery basemap and a tourist attraction feature layer.
    @State private var map: Map = {
        let featureLayer = FeatureLayer(
            item: PortalItem(
                portal: .arcGISOnline(connection: .anonymous),
                id: .northAmericaTouristAttractions
            )
        )
        let map = Map(basemapStyle: .arcGISTopographic)
        map.addOperationalLayer(featureLayer)
        return map
    }()

    /// The current viewpoint of the map view.
    @State private var viewpoint = Viewpoint(
        center: Point(x: -123.12052, y: 49.28299, spatialReference: .wgs84),
        scale: 1e5
    )

    /// The visible area marked with a red rectangle on the overview map.
    @State private var visibleArea: ArcGIS.Polygon?

    var body: some View {
        MapView(map: map, viewpoint: viewpoint)
            .onViewpointChanged(kind: .centerAndScale) { viewpoint = $0 }
            .onVisibleAreaChanged { visibleArea = $0 }
            .overlay(alignment: .topTrailing) {
                OverviewMap.forMapView(
                    with: viewpoint,
                    visibleArea: visibleArea
                )
                .frame(width: 200, height: 132)
                .padding()
            }
    }
}

private extension PortalItem.ID {
    static var northAmericaTouristAttractions: Self { Self("97ceed5cfc984b4399e23888f6252856")! }
}

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