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Display google map in Xamarin.Forms SfMaps control


This article describes how to show google map using ImageryLayer of the SfMaps control.


You can show google map using ImageryLayer by overriding the GetUri method of imagery layer extension class on each platform’s (Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS, and UWP) custom map renderer.

Step 1: Initialize the map extension class as shown in the following code snippet.



Step 2: Override the GetUri method of imagery layer extension and pass the google uri link (any tile maps provider) with corresponding x, y, and zoom level as shown in the following code snippet.



Step 3: Add the imagery layer extension class to layers collection of native map control by overriding the OnElementChanged method of each platform’s custom map renderer.


You can download the demo sample in this link.

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8913 07/06/2018 07/06/2018 Xamarin.Forms SfMaps
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Shane Coufreur Jan 03, 2019

Everything added to the imagelayer on line 7 of MainPage will be removed by line 16 in CustomMapRenderer.

This solution completely removes the ability to add any custom markers on the map.

Sheik Syed Abthaheer M [Syncfusion] Jan 04, 2019

Before clearing the Layers collection from maps, you have to assign the old imagery layer properties to new extended  imager layer(ImageryLayerExt). For example, you have to assign old layer markers collection to the ImageryLayerExt’s markers collection to display the marker  as in below code. 

Please use the following code in the CustomMapRenderer.


void AddLayer()


ImageryLayerExt layer = new ImageryLayerExt();

NativeMap.SfMaps nativeMap = (Control as NativeMap.SfMaps);

var nativeLayer = nativeMap.Layers[0] as NativeMap.ImageryLayer;

if(nativeLayer != null)

  layer.Markers = nativeLayer.Markers;


nativeMap.Layers.Add(layer as NativeMap.ImageryLayer);



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