geocoding service

The geocoding service is a service that can search for addresses, places, and businesses. It takes input text, such as an address, place, or business name, and returns a set of address candidates. Each candidate contains data such as the real address, location, match score, and other attributes. The service can also take an input location and return the nearest address, street intersection, point of interest (POI), or geographic place; this is known as reverse-geocoding. The geocoding service can also perform bulk geocoding, where many addresses are geocoded at once.

The service is hosted by Esri and can be accessed with an ArcGIS Platform or ArcGIS Online account.

The service can also be hosted on-premise with ArcGIS Enterprise and accessed with an ArcGIS Enterprise account.

Geocoding service

Also known as

  • world geocoding service

Related terms

  • geocode
  • location service

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