Final Reminder: Legacy Geocoding and Routing Services Will Be Retired on December 31, 2013

This is a reminder that the legacy geocoding and routing services will be retired on December 31, 2013. These services include:



Esri has published a new and expanded set of geocoding and routing services available through ArcGIS Online. These new services include substantially expanded coverage for the world and new capabilities, such as traffic-based routing, beyond what has existed in earlier versions of geocoding and routing services. The legacy services have been in extended support since last year and are no longer actively maintained.

If you are using any of the legacy geocoding or routing services above, please replace them with any of the following ArcGIS Online services:

Geosearch services are available at no cost. You can locate an address or find a place, feature, or point of interest. The search result is displayed on the map but not stored for later use.

World Geocoding includes batch geocoding and results are stored. This service requires an ArcGIS Online paid or trial subscription.

World Route services can be used to find the best or quickest route. These services require an ArcGIS Online paid or trial subscription.

If you are an ArcGIS 9.3.1 for Desktop user, you will need to upgrade to version 10.0 or higher to use these newer services.

If you have questions, check out the ArcGIS Online Forum or contact your local Esri office.

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  1. yinmingshu says:

    I wonder if the new geocoding tool is able to solve the address locator cluster problem

  2. ctalleygreenville says:

    Would someone please look at the following forum post and see if this affected default geocoders that are in the Find tool in ArcGIS 10.