Tag Archives: Geocoding
Starting at ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 SP1, the default locator options for geocoding have changed. The only locators that appear in the list of default address locators (populated from the DefaultLocators.xml file) after the install of SP1 are the ArcGIS … Continue reading
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If you planning to geocode in ArcIMS, here are some things to know or consider that might save you a call to Esri Support.
The ArcGIS 10.0 Service Pack 2 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Geocoding general Maintenance Patch is now live at the Resource Center.
The patch addresses issues with locators in ArcGIS Desktop, Engine and Server that can cause the application to hang when an address contains specific characters. It also addresses an issue in ArcGIS Server, where the output spatial reference of a locator sticks and overwrites the default spatial reference of that locator.
For more details and to download the patch, please visit:
How many times have you tried to geocode a point somewhere in the continental United States and the point appears off the coast of East Africa? For example, you call Esri Support and we tell you that the locator is giving you lat/long but your map service is using a projection other than WGS 1984, Web Mercator, for instance. Solution? Re-project your geocoded results: from Geographic to Web Mercator. If your map service uses a spatial reference other than Web Mercator, then you would need to use a Geometry Service to do the reprojection.
locator = new esri.tasks.Locator(“http://<SERVER>/ArcGIS/rest/services/<LOCATORSERVICE>/GeocodeServer”); locator.outSpatialReference = new esri.SpatialReference(102113);
This property is available only with ArcGIS Server 10.0 and later releases. So, make sure that in your 2.x Web API application, you are working with Locator services hosted on a 10.0 machine.
- Kripa J., Esri Support Analyst – SDK group, Esri Support Services
It was a dark and stormy night in Redlands, and the Esri Support Services Analyst, Cassandra, was working late, getting caught up on all things new in ArcGIS Desktop version 10.
Suddenly, an apparition appeared – the ghost of locators past! Shaking his chains of Excel files and lookup tables and murmuring something about data standardization, he told Cassandra to share his secrets of how to use version 9.3 locator styles in version 10.
Okay, enough ghost stories. Hello, this is Cassandra again, brewing up new geocoding locators. While there are lots of improvements and enhancements for geocoding in ArcGIS 10, did you know that you can download and use version 9.3.1 locator styles in version 10?
To download the version 9.3.1 locator styles, go to the following Web page, download the zip file, and copy the .LOT files into C:Program FilesArcGISDesktop10.0Locators* folder: 9.3.1 Locator Styles.
*or wherever ArcGIS Desktop 10 is installed.
Once you’ve added in the version 9.3.1 locator styles, you should see all of the version 9.3.1 locator styles and the new version 10 locator styles in the ‘Select Address Locator Style’ dialog box when selecting an Address Locator Style on the ‘Create Address Locator’ tool:
Using the version 9.3.1 locator styles can also help you work around a known issue with the version 10 locator. For more information on this issue, please see the following Esri Knowledge Base article: Bug: Geocoding does not match anything when a locator is built with no city, state, or zip fields mapped.
Once you have the version 9.3.1 locator styles installed, you can create a new geocoding locator in version 10:
Back to my ghosts! With my new locator created, I can geocode all the haunted locations in Redlands and map them out…boo!
For more information on what’s new for geocoding in ArcGIS 10, please see the following: What’s new for geocoding in ArcGIS 10.
- Cassandra L., Desktop Support Analyst, Esri Support Services