Get Coordinate String From Coordinates Activity


The Get Coordinate String From Coordinates activity converts an array of xy-coordinates into well-known strings based on the conversion type and spatial reference supplied by the user.

Requires ArcGIS Server 10.3+.


You may need to convert coordinates to a geocoordinate string. You could get the user's current location, using the Get Current Position activity, then use Get Geocoordinate String From Coordinates activity to display the current position to the user in an Alert activity.

Offline Support

This activity does not work when the device is offline.




Type: String

The URL of the ArcGIS geometry service.

For example,

Requires ArcGIS Server 10.3+.

Spatial Reference


Type: String | Number | esri.SpatialReference (3.x, 4.x)*

The spatial reference (or WKID of the spatial reference) of the XY-coordinates to be converted.



Type: Number[][]

An array of XY-coordinates (in JSON format) to be converted.

Conversion Type


Type: "mgrs" | "usng" | "utm" | "geo-ref" | "gars" | "dms" | "ddm" | "dd" | String

The conversion type of the input strings.

Possible values: mgrs | usng | utm | geo-ref | gars | dms | ddm | dd.

Conversion Mode


Type: String

Conversion options for mgrs and utm conversion types.

Num Of Digits


Type: Number

The number of digits to output for each of the numerical portions of the string.

The default value depends on Conversion Type.



Type: Boolean

If true, then numeric portions of the string are rounded to the nearest whole magnitude as specified by Num Of Digits.

Otherwise, numeric portions of the string are truncated.

The Rounding parameter applies only to conversion types mgrs, usng, and geo-ref.

The defaults to true.

Add Spaces


Type: Boolean

If true, then spaces are added between components of the string.

The Add Spaces parameter applies only to conversion types mgrs, usng, and utm.

The default value for mgrs is false, while the default value for both usng and utm is true.

* Geocortex Workflow uses different versions of Esri's ArcGIS API for JavaScript depending on the type of application. Web AppBuilder 2D apps and Geocortex HTML5 viewers use version 3.x of the JavaScript API. Web AppBuilder 3D apps use version 4.x.



Type: String[]

The array of well-known geocoordinate strings.


For information about the ID, Display Name, and Description properties, see Properties Common to all Activities.

Version Information

Supported from: Geocortex Viewer for HTML5 2.9, Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS 2.4.

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