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Load shapefile from local storage


Is it possible to load shapefiles from local storage in Xamarin Forms sfMaps? I tried both a local path "/data/..." as well as a file Uri "file:///data/..." on Android, however both was not working and gave me a "Java IO Path not found" exception. Any thoughts?

Many thanks,


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BK Bharathiraja K Syncfusion Team February 1, 2019 09:51 AM UTC

Hi Christian, 
Greetings from Syncfusion! 
We have the support to load the shape file as stream. Hence, you can achieve your requirement by converting the accessed shape file (from your device location) to stream and load to maps using ReadAsStream() method. 
Please refer the below code snippet for loading shape files as stream. 
// Load Shape file only 
// Load Shape file and dbf file 
ShapeLayer.ReadAsStream(shstream, dbstream); 
We have prepared the sample to load the shape file from the application. Please find the sample from the following location. 
Note: We need to convert the loaded shape file into stream and then load stream into maps. 

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