[ aws . location ]



Retrieves the geofence details from a geofence collection.


The returned geometry will always match the geometry format used when the geofence was created.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--collection-name <value>
--geofence-id <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]
[--cli-binary-format <value>]


--collection-name (string)

The geofence collection storing the target geofence.

--geofence-id (string)

The geofence you’re retrieving details for.

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command. The generated JSON skeleton is not stable between versions of the AWS CLI and there are no backwards compatibility guarantees in the JSON skeleton generated.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command’s default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table
  • yaml
  • yaml-stream

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-binary-format (string)

The formatting style to be used for binary blobs. The default format is base64. The base64 format expects binary blobs to be provided as a base64 encoded string. The raw-in-base64-out format preserves compatibility with AWS CLI V1 behavior and binary values must be passed literally. When providing contents from a file that map to a binary blob fileb:// will always be treated as binary and use the file contents directly regardless of the cli-binary-format setting. When using file:// the file contents will need to properly formatted for the configured cli-binary-format.

  • base64
  • raw-in-base64-out

--no-cli-pager (boolean)

Disable cli pager for output.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

--no-cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Disable automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.


GeofenceId -> (string)

The geofence identifier.

Geometry -> (structure)

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

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.




Circle -> (structure)

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] .


Radius -> (double)

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

Geobuf -> (blob)

Geobuf is a compact binary encoding for geographic data that provides lossless compression of GeoJSON polygons. The Geobuf must be Base64-encoded.

A polygon in Geobuf format can have up to 100,000 vertices.

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.

CreateTime -> (timestamp)

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

UpdateTime -> (timestamp)

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

GeofenceProperties -> (map)

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"

key -> (string)

value -> (string)