I am trying to set the extent for my ArcGIS map using the JavaScript API built in. Here's my code:

              const [Extent] = await loadModules(["esri/geometry/Extent"]);
              let response = new Extent();
              for (const datum of dataPoints) {
                let resExtent = new Extent(
                response = await response.union(resExtent);

And my datum list is an array of coordinates such as: [..., {latitude: XXX, longitude: XXX}, ...]. The above code plots the coordinates on the map but the extent is not correct with issues like some points lie in the boundary of the map.

How can I resolve this issue ?

  • What are the spatial reference of the extent and the map? Dec 13, 2021 at 14:56
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    Could you explain (maybe a screenshot) what you mean with "the extent is not correct with issues like some points lie in the boundary of the map"? Do you just need the map to zoom out a little bit? Dec 14, 2021 at 6:15
  • Yes @BjornSvensson you are correct...I need to zoom out a bit to actually see those points. Also the points are not getting placed exactly at the center of my map....they are displaced somewhat towards left
    – Dragon
    Dec 14, 2021 at 11:04
  • Have you viewed Arcgis developers page? Here is the link: developers.arcgis.com/javascript/3/jshelp/intro_extents.html
    – Xi Jin
    Dec 15, 2021 at 7:57

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You can expand your Extent a little to make sure that it zooms out a bit more. See https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/latest/api-reference/esri-geometry-Extent.html#expand viewRef.current.goTo(response.clone().expand(1.5));

Another aspect is that by default, the mapView will "snap" to the different zoom levels. It's possible that this snaps to a zoom level too far zoomed in. You can turn off this "snap to zoom" behavior by setting the constraints.snapToZoom to false when you create the mapView. See https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/latest/api-reference/esri-views-MapView.html#constraints

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