LocationService / Client / get_geofence



Retrieves the geofence details from a geofence collection.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.get_geofence(
  • CollectionName (string) –


    The geofence collection storing the target geofence.

  • GeofenceId (string) –


    The geofence you’re retrieving details for.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'CreateTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
    'GeofenceId': 'string',
    'GeofenceProperties': {
        'string': 'string'
    'Geometry': {
        'Circle': {
            'Center': [
            'Radius': 123.0
        'Polygon': [
    'Status': 'string',
    'UpdateTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1)

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • CreateTime (datetime) –

      The timestamp for when the geofence collection was created in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sssZ

    • GeofenceId (string) –

      The geofence identifier.

    • GeofenceProperties (dict) –

      User defined properties of the geofence. A property is a key-value pair stored with the geofence and added to any geofence event triggered with that geofence.

      Format: "key" : "value"

      • (string) –

        • (string) –

    • Geometry (dict) –

      Contains the geofence geometry details describing a polygon or a circle.

      • Circle (dict) –

        A circle on the earth, as defined by a center point and a radius.

        • Center (list) –

          A single point geometry, specifying the center of the circle, using WGS 84 coordinates, in the form [longitude, latitude].

          • (float) –

        • Radius (float) –

          The radius of the circle in meters. Must be greater than zero and no larger than 100,000 (100 kilometers).

      • Polygon (list) –

        A polygon is a list of linear rings which are each made up of a list of vertices.

        Each vertex is a 2-dimensional point of the form: [longitude, latitude]. This is represented as an array of doubles of length 2 (so [double, double]).

        An array of 4 or more vertices, where the first and last vertex are the same (to form a closed boundary), is called a linear ring. The linear ring vertices must be listed in counter-clockwise order around the ring’s interior. The linear ring is represented as an array of vertices, or an array of arrays of doubles ( [[double, double], ...]).

        A geofence consists of a single linear ring. To allow for future expansion, the Polygon parameter takes an array of linear rings, which is represented as an array of arrays of arrays of doubles ( [[[double, double], ...], ...]).

        A linear ring for use in geofences can consist of between 4 and 1,000 vertices.

        • (list) –

          • (list) –

            • (float) –

    • Status (string) –

      Identifies the state of the geofence. A geofence will hold one of the following states:

      • ACTIVE — The geofence has been indexed by the system.

      • PENDING — The geofence is being processed by the system.

      • FAILED — The geofence failed to be indexed by the system.

      • DELETED — The geofence has been deleted from the system index.

      • DELETING — The geofence is being deleted from the system index.

    • UpdateTime (datetime) –

      The timestamp for when the geofence collection was last updated in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sssZ


  • LocationService.Client.exceptions.InternalServerException

  • LocationService.Client.exceptions.ResourceNotFoundException

  • LocationService.Client.exceptions.AccessDeniedException

  • LocationService.Client.exceptions.ValidationException

  • LocationService.Client.exceptions.ThrottlingException