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Tutorial: Geocode a table of addresses

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to geocode a table of addresses or places using the Geocode Addresses tool.

Get the data

The data for this tutorial is available for download on arcgis.com.

  1. Go to the item description web page of the geocoding tutorial data on arcgis.com.
  2. Click Download, and save the file locally.
  3. Unzip the downloaded file.

Geocode a table of addresses with a locator on disk

  1. Open ArcGIS Pro.
  2. Sign in to ArcGIS Online if you're not signed in already.
  3. Create a new blank project. On the start page, click Blank.
  4. On the Insert tab, click New Map New Map.

    A new map appears in your project.

  5. On the Insert tab, in the Project group, click Add Folder Add Folder Connection.
  6. On the Add Folder Connection dialog box, browse to the geocoding tutorial folder and click OK.

    If the Geoprocessing pane is not open, on the Analysis tab, click Tools Toolbox to open the Geoprocessing pane.

  7. On the Geoprocessing pane, type geocode addresses in the search box.
  8. Click the Geocode Addresses tool Tool to open the Geocode Addresses tool dialog box.
  9. Click the Browse button Browse next to the Input Table box.
  10. On the Input Table dialog box, under Project Catalog View, click Folders to browse to the customers.csv file in the geocoding tutorial folder.
  11. Click the Browse button Browse next to the Input Address Locator box.
  12. On the Input Address Locator dialog box, under Project Catalog View, click Folders to browse to the Atlanta locator in the geocoding tutorial folder.

    You can type the full path and name in the Input Address Locator field on the Geocode Addresses tool. For example, c:\ArcTutor\Geocoding\Atlanta.loc.

  13. Specify the name and folder where you want to save the output in the Output Feature Class field.
  14. Click Run to geocode the table.

    The output feature class is added to the map when finished.

Geocode a table of addresses with ArcGIS Online World Geocoding Service

To geocode a table of addresses using the ArcGIS Online World Geocoding Service, an ArcGIS Online for organizations subscription is required. The service operates under a credit-based usage model that allows you to pay only for what you use. If you don't already have a subscription, purchase one or request a free trial. For more information on the credit-based usage, see service credits for geocoding.

  1. Open ArcGIS Pro.
  2. Sign in to ArcGIS Online if you're not signed in already.
  3. Create a new blank project. On the start page, click Blank.
  4. On the Insert tab, click New Map New Map.

    A new map appears in your project.

  5. On the Insert tab, in the Project group, click Add Folder Add Folder Connection.
  6. On the Add Folder Connection dialog box, browse to the geocoding tutorial folder and click OK.
  7. On the Geoprocessing pane, type geocode addresses in the search box.
  8. Click the tool to open the Geocode Addresses tool.
  9. Click the Browse button Browse next to the Input Table box.
  10. On the Input Table dialog box, under Project Catalog View, click Folder to browse to the myBusiness.csv table in the geocoding tutorial folder.
  11. On the Geoprocessing pane, select the locator titled https://geocode.arcgis.com/arcgis/rest/services/World/GeocodeServer from the Input Address Locator drop-down menu.

    If you are signed in with an ArcGIS Online for organizations account, the ArcGIS Online World Geocoding Service is available in geoprocessing tools automatically.

  12. Type a name for the Output Feature Class.
  13. Click Run to geocode the table.

    The output feature class is added to the map when finished.

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