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IGeodataXform Interface (ArcObjects .NET 10.8 SDK)
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IGeodataXform Interface

Provides access to members that control geodata transformation.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.


IGeodataXform is a generic interface that is supported by all geodata transformation objects. It is one of the interfaces that must be implemented when you create a custom geodata transformation object. The others are IPersistStream, for persisting a geodata transformation into its dataset, and IClone.

The IGeodataXform provides access to members that control geodata transformation properties, and perform the actual geodata transformation operation. A geodata transformation has an output spatial reference that describes the coordinates after transformation.

It can also use domains that specify a list of regions (polygons) within which the transformation is continuous. For examples, a World Cube projection has nine domains and within each domain, the projection transformation is continuous. The domains can be a single polygon geometry or a collection of polygons.

A geodata transformation can be an identity transformation which does not change the coordinates. Any geodata transformation can become an identity. ArcGIS provides a special geodata transformation, IdentityXform, which is used to model a spatial reference as identity geodata transformation.

The IGeodataXform has methods for transforming a set of 2D points, an extent, and a (raster) cellsize.



Name Description
Read-only property Domains The domains in output space.
Read-only property IsIdentity Indicates if this geodata transform is an identity transform.
Read/write property SpatialReference The output spatial reference after applying this transform.
Method Transform Transforms a set of points in a given direction.
Method TransformCellsize Transforms a cellsize in a given direction.
Method TransformExtent Transforms an extent in a given direction.
Method TransformPoints Transforms a point collection in a given direction

Classes that implement IGeodataXform

Classes Description
ApproximationXform (esriDataSourcesRaster) A transformation that approximates other transformations.
CompositeXform (esriDataSourcesRaster) A composite geodata transform collection class.
CSMXform (esriDataSourcesRaster) Community Sensor Model (CSM) transformation class.
EsriCSMXform (esriDataSourcesRaster) Esri Community Sensor Model (CSM) transformation class.
Formosat2Xform (esriDataSourcesRaster) A Formosat2 transform class.
FrameXform (esriDataSourcesRaster) A standard frame camera model transformation class.
RPCXform (esriDataSourcesRaster) A Rational Polynomial Coefficient (RPC) transform class.
SPOT5Xform (esriDataSourcesRaster) A SPOT5 1A transform class.

.NET Samples

Create a custom raster type from the ground up for DMCII data