Represents the view onto a geographic location.

Namespace:  ESRI.ArcGISExplorer.Mapping

Assembly:  ESRI.ArcGISExplorer (in ESRI.ArcGISExplorer.dll) Version: (


public sealed class Viewpoint
Visual Basic (Declaration)
Public NotInheritable Class Viewpoint


This class allows you to store a geographic location. The ArcGIS Explorer application supports viewing a map in 2D or 3D:

  • A 2D Viewpoint can be instantiated using an envelope object with optional rotation.
  • A 3D Viewpoint can be instantiated using a pair of points, representing the observer and target locations. Together the observer and target determine the current view of the globe.
A Viewpoint cannot store a 2D envelope alongside 3D observer\target locations; you must choose the type of location to store when you instantiate the Viewpoint.

All MapItem types have a Viewpoint property; double clicking a MapItem in the ArcGIS Explorer contents window will go to the location defined by the MapItem.Viewpoint. The MapDisplay class also has a Viewpoint property which reflects your current view onto the map or globe.

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