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Catalin_R
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Canvas App Map component with GeoJSON

I'm working on a Canvas App that uses the Map component combined with the Address Input component to locate an address on a map and update a record with all the address components. So far so good.
The second requirement that I have is to draw custom areas on the map based on GeoJSON data and check if the given address is inside any of the areas. The Map component seems to support drawing shapes since there are several fields in the 'Advanced' tab that reference custom shapes (see screenshot). The problem is that I can't find any information regarding how to input/format the data. The documentation for the Map component doesn't even mention these fields. I'm assuming its farely new. 

So far I've tried simply inputing some GeoJSON data directly into the fields with no luck. No errors given, but nothing happens. Here is my GeoJSON:

 

{
    type: "Feature"; 
    properties: { Id: "01"; Name: "Test" };
    geometry: {
        type: "Polygon"; 
        coordinates: [
            [
                [ -3,70256; 40,4165 ];
                [ 121,45806; 31,22222 ];
                [ 15,28318; -4,26613 ]
            ]
        ]
    }
}

 

 

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Oyster
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Ok, i tihnk i figured it out, I was just about to post this issue myself when I thought I'd give it another try. The key is that the Map is looking for a table the same way it does with pin items. You have to point to Shape_items property to the table, the ShapeGeoJSONObjects to the column in that table for the geojson, and the ShapeLabels to the label column. for example, to get a square on the map:
first i used a button to build the table like this:

ClearCollect(JSONTable,{Label:"Test",GeoJSON:"{
    "&Char(34)&"type"&Char(34)&": "&Char(34)&"Feature"&Char(34)&",
    "&Char(34)&"properties"&Char(34)&": {
        "&Char(34)&"subType"&Char(34)&": "&Char(34)&"Rectangle"&Char(34)&",
        "&Char(34)&"label"&Char(34)&": "&Char(34)&"Test"&Char(34)&"
    },
    "&Char(34)&"geometry"&Char(34)&": {
        "&Char(34)&"type"&Char(34)&": "&Char(34)&"Polygon"&Char(34)&",
        "&Char(34)&"coordinates"&Char(34)&": [
            [
                [
                    -122.15157507933301,
                    47.654932139261234
                ],
                [
                    -122.11741446531913,
                    47.654932139261234
                ],
                [
                    -122.11741446531913,
                    47.62555383689849
                ],
                [
                    -122.15157507933301,
                    47.62555383689849
                ],
                [
                    -122.15157507933301,
                    47.654932139261234
                ]
            ]
        ]
    }
}"})

As you can see, the text has to use double quotes, so you'll have to use the char function to get the quotes in there. I then set the maps properties like this:
Shapes_Items = JSONTable
ShapesGeoJSONObjects = JSONTable.GeoJSON

ShapesLabels = JSONTable.Label

the map displays this:
Screenshot 2021-02-26 121825.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I only just barely got this to work, as I'm trying to get a map to display a rather large set of polygons. I tried your geojson and it gave me an error saying it cold not be displayed, you may need to tweak it to get it to a format it's expecting. I'll keep working on figuring out to rules to this control, but hopefully this gets you somewhere.

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Oyster
Frequent Visitor

Ok, i tihnk i figured it out, I was just about to post this issue myself when I thought I'd give it another try. The key is that the Map is looking for a table the same way it does with pin items. You have to point to Shape_items property to the table, the ShapeGeoJSONObjects to the column in that table for the geojson, and the ShapeLabels to the label column. for example, to get a square on the map:
first i used a button to build the table like this:

ClearCollect(JSONTable,{Label:"Test",GeoJSON:"{
    "&Char(34)&"type"&Char(34)&": "&Char(34)&"Feature"&Char(34)&",
    "&Char(34)&"properties"&Char(34)&": {
        "&Char(34)&"subType"&Char(34)&": "&Char(34)&"Rectangle"&Char(34)&",
        "&Char(34)&"label"&Char(34)&": "&Char(34)&"Test"&Char(34)&"
    },
    "&Char(34)&"geometry"&Char(34)&": {
        "&Char(34)&"type"&Char(34)&": "&Char(34)&"Polygon"&Char(34)&",
        "&Char(34)&"coordinates"&Char(34)&": [
            [
                [
                    -122.15157507933301,
                    47.654932139261234
                ],
                [
                    -122.11741446531913,
                    47.654932139261234
                ],
                [
                    -122.11741446531913,
                    47.62555383689849
                ],
                [
                    -122.15157507933301,
                    47.62555383689849
                ],
                [
                    -122.15157507933301,
                    47.654932139261234
                ]
            ]
        ]
    }
}"})

As you can see, the text has to use double quotes, so you'll have to use the char function to get the quotes in there. I then set the maps properties like this:
Shapes_Items = JSONTable
ShapesGeoJSONObjects = JSONTable.GeoJSON

ShapesLabels = JSONTable.Label

the map displays this:
Screenshot 2021-02-26 121825.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I only just barely got this to work, as I'm trying to get a map to display a rather large set of polygons. I tried your geojson and it gave me an error saying it cold not be displayed, you may need to tweak it to get it to a format it's expecting. I'll keep working on figuring out to rules to this control, but hopefully this gets you somewhere.

Thanks for this!

Was wondering if you've had any luck with LineString type shapes, rather than polygons.  

I've been able to get it to work for polygons, based on your comments, but not for simple lines.

 

I'm also trying to get lines drawn and Power Apps appears not to support all GeoJson Geometry object types. The only figures I've been able to get to show are Polygon or MultiPolygon. You can use MultiPolygon geometry type for multiple unconnected lines, which is what I'm doing.

 

I'm now trying to change the line width of the lines drawn because they're too thin and difficult to see. Do you know if there is any way to change line weight?

Did you ever figure out a solution? I'm having the same issue.

I was never able to change the line width. What I did was create a polygon rectangle that was thin enough to look like a line and fill it with a color.

Were you able to get LineString or MultiLineString working?

I was not able to. It doesn't seem to support all GeoJson geometry objects. It's why I had to resort to workarounds.

Microsoft probably updated the Map component since you first asked, but LineString type GeoJSON works for me. 

Here is the GeoJSON code that I used:

{
  "type": "FeatureCollection",
  "name": "Alpha Locations (Polyline Linestring)",
  "crs": {
    "type": "name",
    "properties": {
      "name": "urn:ogc:def:crs:OGC:1.3:CRS84"
    }
  },
  "features": [
    {
      "type": "Feature",
      "properties": {
        "Name": "Polyline Linestring"
      },
      "geometry": {
        "type": "LineString",
        "coordinates": [
          [-98.941861480100002, 29.898518744499999],
          [-98.941995597299993, 29.898624027299999],
          [-98.942111800600003, 29.898749628],
          [-98.942853212299994, 29.8994047851],
          [-98.991993728, 29.900564107499999]
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}

 

Thanks I did get it to work with LineString. My GEOJson had to be dynamic. So I came up with using a variable as a template and then substituting the properties.. In addition, I had a requirement to put a Label 1/2 way between the points. 

Set(GeoLineTemplate,"{
    ""type"": ""Feature"",
    ""properties"": {
        ""_azureMapsShapeId"": ""THEGUID"",
        ""selected"": true
    },
    ""id"": ""THEGUID"",
    ""geometry"": {
        ""type"": ""LineString"",
        ""coordinates"": [
            [
                POINTA_LONG,
                POINTA_LAT
            ],
            [
                POINTB_LONG,
                POINTB_LAT            ]
        ]
    }

 

        ForAll(data As LD,
            Collect(JSONTable,
            {
            Label: LD.Label,
            Shape_Name: ".",
            Shape_GeoJSON: 
                Substitute(
                    Substitute(
                        Substitute(
                            Substitute(            
                                Substitute(GeoLineTemplate, "POINTA_LONG", LD.Longitude),
                                "POINTA_LAT", LD.Latitude
                            ),
                            "POINTB_LONG", LD.EndLongitude
                        ),
                        "POINTB_LAT", LD.EndLatitude
                    ),
                    "THEGUID", GUID()
                )
            }); // end of collect()

            Collect(JSONTable,
            {
            Label: LD.Label,
            Shape_Name: LD.Distance &"' " & LookUp(localCollection, ID=LD.id).Title,
            Shape_GeoJSON: 
                Substitute(
                    Substitute(
                        Substitute(
                            Substitute(            
                                Substitute(GeoLineTemplate, "POINTA_LONG", (LD.Longitude+LD.EndLongitude)/2),
                                "POINTA_LAT", (LD.Latitude+LD.EndLatitude)/2
                            ),
                            "POINTB_LONG", (LD.Longitude+LD.Longitude)/2
                        ),
                        "POINTB_LAT", (LD.Latitude+LD.Latitude)/2
                    ),
                    "THEGUID", GUID()
                )
            });//end of collect
        ); // end of ForAll

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