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Address elements

Reference data is one of the key elements in a locator. Knowing which address elements are needed for the locator role used to create the locator is key to formatting the reference data.

Formatting the reference data

The elements described below are used to format reference data.

Address elements

ArcGIS Pro includes several predefined locator roles that have specific requirements for the primary reference data it can use to match addresses. You can use data from your organization or from other data providers, but they each contain some common address elements that are required to build a locator. These address elements must be divided into multiple fields in the attribute table of the reference data. Common address elements and their descriptions are shown in the following table:

ElementDescription

Left house number range

A low number and a high number of the address range for the left side of the street, such as 100, 198

Right house number range

A low number and a high number of the address range for the right side of the street, such as 101, 199

Left parity

The odd, even, or mixed house number range value on the left side of the street, such as O, E, or B

Right parity

The odd, even, or mixed house number range value on the right side of the street, such as O, E, or B

Side

The left or right side of the street where an address resides relative to the direction of feature digitization, such as L or R

Prefix direction

A direction that precedes the street name, such as the W in W. Redlands Blvd.

Prefix type

A street type that precedes the street name, such as Avenue in Avenue B

Street name

The name of the street, such as Cherry in Cherry Rd.

Suffix type

A street type that follows the street name, such as St. in New York St.

Suffix direction

A direction that follows the street name, such as NW in Bridge St. NW

Unit type

A subaddress unit type that follows the street name, such as Apt. in Gilman Ave., Apt. 17

Unit name

A subaddress unit ID that follows the street name, such as 2C in Orange St., Suite 2C

Level type

A floor subunit ID that follows the level type, such as 3 in Level 3

Level name

A floor subunit classification that follows the building name, such as Floor in Building C, Floor 3

Building name

A building subunit ID that follows the building type, such as 14 in Building 14

Building type

A building subunit classification that follows the street name, such as Bldg. in Orchard Ct., Bldg. F

Neighborhood

A subsection of a city or district, such as Little Italy

City name

A city name, such as Olympia

County

A county name, such as San Bernardino

State

A state name or its abbreviation, such as Washington or WA

ZIP Code

The postal codes used by the United States Postal Service, such as 98501

ZIP Code extension

The postal codes with an additional extension used by the United States Postal Service ZIP+4 , such as 90210-3841

Country

A three-character code for a country, such as USA

Language

A three-character language code, representing the language of the address, such as ENG

Learn more about each locator role provided with ArcGIS Pro and the requirements for reference data

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