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I am using Arcgis javascript API for my map where map is coming from arcgis online using map by ID. Now I want to set map center using Lat long,For this I am using this method to set map center

   map.centerAt(42.58,78.25);

But this method is not working for me. Does anybody know how to set map center using Lat Long In Arcgis javascript API.

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the centerAt() method expects a point geometry object.

//pass long,lat and don't forget to load the appropriate AMD module
map.centerAt(new Point(-118.15, 33.80));
//or
map.centerAt(new Point(-118.15, 33.80, new SpatialReference(4326)));

this is mentioned in the API reference: https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jsapi/map-amd.html#centerat

the object can be constructed using WGS84 coordinates without specifying a spatial reference, but it doesn't hurt anything to include it.

https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jsapi/point-amd.html

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  • Since my reputation is < 50 I can't add a comment to the answer provided, however, I would like to point out that second version of the map.centreAt does not work. It should be: map.centerAt(new Point(-118.15, 33.80, new SpatialReference({wkid: 4326}))); Note the braces around wkid: 4326 this defines the object passed in to the SpatialReference constructor. Without that javascript assumes they are two parameters being passed in and should be separated with a comma. There is also an extra closing parenthesis required. – Graham H Nov 10 '16 at 22:34
  • It says Point is not defined. And when I add it to require and function statements, it says Point is not a constructor. – Ε Г И І И О Mar 13 at 8:16
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    I'd willing to bet that it's because the order of the AMD modules you're importing doesn't match the order of the variable names you refer to them by in the callback. – John Gravois Mar 14 at 14:20
  • thanks for catching that typo. 4 years later, but I just fixed my snippet to just use a number. – John Gravois Mar 14 at 14:21
  • @JohnGravois you were damn right! It was just a mismatch between the two lists. Thank you! – Ε Г И І И О Mar 17 at 13:26
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Warning: you need to

      require(["esri/geometry/Point"], function(Point) { /* code goes here */ });

1) arcgis js api v3.28 only,

For example, I want map center at lng, lat with zoom level 18

Recommend:

map.centerAndZoom(new Point(lng, lat), 18);

Alternative: (sometimes, it failed to move the map, maybe ESRI need to fix bug for Javascript api v3.24)

map.centerAt(new Point(lng, lat));
//or
// map.centerAt(new Point(lng, lat, new SpatialReference({wkid: 4326})));
map.setZoom(18);

2) arcgis js v4.11 only

          view.center = [_center_long,  _center_lat]
       view.zoom = _center_zoom;
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