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Geocode a table of addresses

This topic provides a brief walkthrough of how to geocode a table of addresses using the Geocode Table pane in ArcGIS Pro.

  1. Add the table you want to geocode to your map.
    1. Click Add Data Add Data on the Map tab on the ribbon, and then click Data in the drop-down menu.
    2. Browse to your table, and double-click the table to add it to the map.

      The table is listed in the Table of Contents of your map.

  2. Open the Geocode Table pane, and begin the guided workflow.
    1. Right-click your table in the Table of Contents of your map, and choose Geocode Table.

      The Geocode Table pane opens. It displays a list of steps that you will complete in order to geocode your table.

    2. Click Start.

      The guided workflow begins.

  3. Complete the About your table step of the guided workflow.
    1. Confirm that the correct table is displayed in the Input Table text box.
    2. Answer the question regarding the number of fields that you want to geocode in your data, and select the corresponding option in the drop-down menu.

      If you are unsure about the number of fields in your data that need to be geocoded, you can select the Attribute table button Attributes to view the table.

    3. Click Next.
  4. Complete the What locator are you using? step of the guided workflow.
    1. Choose the Input Locator you want to use for geocoding from the drop-down menu.

      All of the locators that were added to your project automatically through your active portal are checked for batch geocoding capability. If you can batch geocode with those locators, they will be added to the Geocode Table pane automatically so that you can optionally select one from the drop-down menu for Input Locator

      Geocoding a table of addresses using the World Geocoding Service requires an ArcGIS Online for organizations subscription. For more information about the World Geocoding Service, see Connect to the ArcGIS Online World Geocoding Service.

    2. Click Next.
  5. Complete the Mapping the fields in your table step of the guided workflow.
    1. For each of the fields in your data that you wish to use in geocoding, find the corresponding Locator Field and select the appropriate Data Field in the drop-down menu.

      The field mapping will be completed automatically, but you should review the field mappings to ensure that you do not want to make any changes or map additional fields.

      If you need to review the fields in your data that need to be geocoded, you can select the Attribute table button Attributes to view the table.

    2. Click Next.
  6. Complete the Output step of the guided workflow.
    1. An output location and name will be selected automatically.

      To change Output, click the Browse button Browse. Then, you can either select a new location or change the name.

      Note:

      Depending on the locator type you have chosen for geocoding, output may be limited to either a location on disk or a location on your active portal. However, you can still change the name or the location in the folder structure of your designated output location.

    2. Choose whether you want to Add output to map after completion by clicking the checkbox.

      Depending on the size of your table and the location of output, this operation may be time consuming.

    3. Choose an option for Location Type from the available drop-down menu.

      For more information on Location Type, see the Geocode Addresses geoprocessing tool topic.

    4. Click Next.
  7. Optionally, complete the Limit by Country step of the guided workflow.
    1. If available, choose any combination of countries from the displayed list.

      Capability to limit geocoding by Country is determined by the locator you have chosen and will not always be available. If your locator does not support Country, this page of the guided workflow will not display.

    2. Click Next.
  8. Optionally, complete the Limit by category step of the guided workflow.
    1. If available, choose any combination of categories from the displayed list.

      Capability to limit geocoding by Category is determined by the locator you have chosen and will not always be available. If your locator does not support Category, this page of the guided workflow will not display.

  9. Review all inputs in the final step of the guided workflow, and run Geocode Table.
    1. Make sure all the inputs on the final page of the guided workflow display the inputs that you chose in the previous steps.
    2. Click Run.

      The progress of the tool displays at the bottom of the pane.

      If you selected the Add output to map option on the Output step of the guided workflow, the output will be added to the map automatically.

Once you have a geocoded feature class, you can add individual geocoding results from the Locate pane if you want. For more information about adding individual records to an existing feature class, see Add geocoded point to an existing feature class.

If you want to review or change any of the results, add the feature class to the map if you have not already done so automatically, right-click the new feature class in the Table of Contents pane, and click Data > Rematch Addresses Rematch Addresses. The Rematch Addresses pane opens, and you can use it to interactively review and rematch your geocoding results.

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