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Stores a geofence geometry in a given geofence collection, or updates the geometry of an existing geofence if a geofence ID is included in the request.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--collection-name <value>
--geofence-id <value>
[--geofence-properties <value>]
--geometry <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--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>]


--collection-name (string)

The geofence collection to store the geofence in.

--geofence-id (string)

An identifier for the geofence. For example, ExampleGeofence-1 .

--geofence-properties (map)

Associates one of more properties with 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)

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

{"string": "string"

--geometry (structure)

Contains the details to specify the position of the geofence. Can be either a polygon or a circle. Including both will return a validation error.


Each geofence polygon can have a maximum of 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).

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.




JSON Syntax:

  "Circle": {
    "Center": [double, ...],
    "Radius": double
  "Polygon": [
      [double, ...]

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI 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.

--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. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

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

--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.


CreateTime -> (timestamp)

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

GeofenceId -> (string)

The geofence identifier entered in the request.

UpdateTime -> (timestamp)

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