Introduction to geocoding

Geocoding is the process of converting text to an address and a location. To perform geocoding operations, you use the geocoding service. The service allows you to search for an address (geocode), reverse geocode, find candidate matches, get suggestions, and batch geocode. To learn how to use the service, go to the topics below.


Addresses and suggestions found with a widget using the geocoding service.


Geocode addresses

Learn how to geocode and find addresses from text.

Geocode places

Learn how to find addresses for places such as restaurants, gas stations, and other businesses.


Learn how to get suggestions for address and place name text.

Reverse geocode

Learn how to find an address near a location.

Batch geocode

Learn how to geocode many addresses at once.



Geocoding service

Search for an address, reverse geocode, and batch geocode.

API support

GeocodingReverse GeocodingBatch GeocodingPlace/POI SearchAutosuggestUI Component
ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript
ArcGIS Maps SDK for .NET1
ArcGIS Maps SDK for Kotlin1
ArcGIS Maps SDK for Swift1
ArcGIS Maps SDK for Java1
ArcGIS Maps SDK for Qt1
ArcGIS API for Python
Esri Leaflet2
MapLibre GL JS22222
Full supportPartial supportNo support
  • 1. No runtime API. Access via HTTP request.
  • 2. Access via ArcGIS REST JS.


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