Geocode coverage

Various applications can access the World Geocode Service, including ArcGIS for Desktop, the ArcGIS Online map viewer, and clients you develop using an ArcGIS Web API, such as the ArcGIS REST API.

The map and tables in this topic list the countries for which there is address coverage in the World Geocoding Service and the languages they support, grouped by relative geocoding quality. The overall geocoding quality is a function of the degree of street-level address coverage in a country, knowledge of a country's address styles, and geocoding performance for addresses in that country. The quality levels are subject to change. Typically, the quality of geocoding for a given country improves over time and may be upgraded to a better level, but there may be instances where countries are downgraded to a lower level based on user feedback.

Countries for which there is no address coverage are classified as Level 4 and are white in the map. Even though there is no address or street-level coverage in these countries, there is still admin-level coverage available. This means that administrative divisions such as cities, counties, and provinces, as well as landmarks in some cases, can be found in them.

When multiple languages are listed in the Supported Languages column for a country, it does not necessarily mean that all addresses in the country are available in each language. In some cases, a language may only be supported within a particular region of a country or for a small subset of addresses. Generally, in the Level 1 and Level 2 tables, the first language listed is the primary language.

The information in the following tables only applies to street addresses and not to POIs (geocode candidates with Addr_type = POI).

Note:

There are additional requirements for geocoding addresses in China and South Korea.

To geocode any addresses in China, a valid Chinese city name must be included in the geocode request.

To geocode English or Pinyin addresses in China specifically, the sourceCountry parameter must be included in the request: sourceCountry=CHN.

Similarly, to geocode English addresses in South Korea, the sourceCountry parameter must be included in the request: sourceCountry=KOR.

Two-digit language codes

The Supported Language Codes column provides the valid values which can be used as input for thelangCode parameter, which can be used with the reverseGeocode and findAddressCandidates operations.

The first language code listed in this column, which is in bold text, is the default language code for the country. The default language code is the value used by default for each country when the langCode parameter is not explicitly passed in a request. This column is primarily applicable to the countries for which there are multiple supported languages.

The language code EN should be used for returning transliterated or transcribed versions of a language, or for returning Pinyin. The Supported Languages column indicates the countries for which such languages are available.

Level 1

The darkest-shaded countries in the map are Level 1. They provide the highest quality geocoding experience. Address searches are likely to result in accurate matches to PointAddress and StreetAddress levels.

Country NameSupported Country CodesSupported LanguagesSupported Language CodesData Sources

Argentina

ARG, AR

Spanish

ES

HERE, Geonames

Australia

AUS, AU

English

EN

HERE, PSMA Australia, Geonames

Austria

AUT, AT

German, Croation, Croation Transliterated

DE, CR, EN

HERE, BEV, Geonames

Belgium

BEL, BE

Dutch, French, German

NL, FR, DE

HERE, Geonames

Brazil

BRA, BR

Portuguese

PT

HERE, BEV, Geonames

Canada

CAN, CA

English, French

EN, FR

HERE, Geonames

Chile

CHL, CL

Spanish

ES

HERE, Geonames

Croatia

HRV, HR

Croatian, Croatian Transliterated

CR, EN

HERE, Geonames

Czech Republic

CZE, CZ

Czech, Czech Transliterated

CS, EN

HERE, Geonames

Denmark

DNK, DK

Danish

DA

HERE, Danish Administrative Geographical Classification, Geonames

Estonia

EST, EE

Estonian, Estonian Transliterated

ET, EN

HERE, Maa amet, Geonames

Finland

FIN, FI

Finnish, Swedish

FI, SV

HERE, Geonames

France

FRA, FR

French

FR

HERE, Geonames

Germany

DEU, DE

German

DE

HERE, Geonames

Greece

GRC, GR

Greek, Greek Transliterated

EL, EN

HERE, Geonames

Guatemala

GTM, GT

Spanish

ES

GEOSISTEC, HERE, Geonames

Hong Kong

HKG, HK

Chinese (Traditional), Pinyin

ZH, EN

HERE, Starnet Technology Ltd., Geonames

Hungary

HUN, HU

Hungarian, Hungarian Transliterated

HU, EN

HERE, Geonames

Iceland

ISL, IS

Icelandic

IS

HERE, Geonames

Ireland

IRL, IE

English, Irish Gaelic

EN, GA

HERE, Geonames

Israel

ISR, IL

Hebrew, Hebrew Transliterated, Arabic, Arabic Transliterated, English, Russian, Russian Transliterated

HE, EN, AR, RU

HERE, Geonames, CBS, SPNI NETIVEI, NPA

Italy

ITA, IT

Italian, Catalan, French, German

IT, CA, FR, DE

HERE, Geonames

Japan

JPN, JP

Japanese, Japanese Transliterated, English

JA, EN

INCREMENT P, HERE, Geonames, GSI Japan

Latvia

LVA, LV

Latvian, Latvian Transliterated

LV, EN

HERE, Geonames

Liechtenstein

LIE, LI

German

DE

HERE, Geonames

Lithuania

LTU, LT

Lithuanian, Lithuanian Transliterated

LT, EN

HERE, Geonames

Luxembourg

LUX, LU

French, German

FR, DE

HERE, Geonames

Netherlands

NLD, NL

Dutch

NL

HERE, BAG, Geonames

New Zealand

NZL, NZ

English

EN

HERE, NZ Fire, Geonames

Norway

NOR, NO

Norwegian

NO

HERE, Geonames

Peru

PER, PE

Spanish

ES

HERE, Telematica, Geonames

Poland

POL, PL

Polish, Polish Transliterated

PL, EN

HERE, Geonames

Portugal

PRT, PT

Portuguese

PT

HERE, Geonames

Puerto Rico

PRI, PR

Spanish

ES

HERE, GMT, Geonames

Reunion

REU, RE

French

FR

HERE, Geonames

Romania

ROU, RO

Romanian, Romanian Transliterated

RO, EN

HERE, Geonames

Singapore

SGP, SG

English

EN

GeoLogic Pte Ltd., HERE, Geonames

Slovak Republic

SVK, SK

Slovak, Slovak Transliterated

SK, EN

HERE, Geonames

Slovenia

SVN, SI

Slovenian, Slovenian Transliterated

SL, EN

HERE, Geonames

Spain

ESP, ES

Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque

ES, CA, GL, EU

HERE, Geonames

Suriname

SUR, SR

Dutch

NL

mv GISsat, HERE, Geonames

Sweden

SWE, SE

Swedish

SV

HERE, Postal Data, Geonames

Switzerland

CHE, CH

French, German, Italian

FR, DE, IT

HERE, Geonames

United Kingdom

GBR, GB

English, French, Welsh

EN, FR, CY

HERE, Geonames

United States

USA, US

English, Spanish

EN, ES

HERE, Geonames

Uruguay

URY, UY

Spanish

ES

HERE, Geonames

Level 2

The medium-shaded countries in the map are Level 2. They provide a good geocoding experience. Address searches often result in PointAddress and StreetAddress level matches, but sometimes match to StreetName and Admin levels.

Country NameSupported Country CodesSupported LanguagesSupported Language CodesData Sources

Bulgaria

BGR, BG

Bulgarian, Bulgarian Transliterated

BG, EN

HERE, Geonames

Cayman Islands

CYM, KY

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

China

CHN, CN

Chinese (Simplified)

ZH

AutoNavi Software Company, Ltd., Geonames

Colombia

COL, CO

Spanish

ES

HERE, Geonames

French Guyana

GUF, GF

French

FR

HERE, Geonames

Gibraltar

GIB, GI

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Guam

GUM, GU

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Kazakhstan

KAZ, KZ

Kazakh, Kazakh Transliterated, Russian, Russian Transliterated

KK, RU, EN

HERE, Geonames

Malaysia

MYS, MY

Malay

MS

HERE, Geonames

Mexico

MEX, MX

Spanish

ES

HERE, Geonames

Monaco

MCO, MC

French

FR

HERE, Geonames

Qatar

QAT, QA

Arabic, Arabic Transliterated, English

AR, EN

HERE, Geonames

Russian Federation

RUS, RU

Russian, Russian Transliterated

RU, EN

HERE, Geonames

San Marino

SMR, SM

Italian

IT

HERE, Geonames

Saudi Arabia

SAU, SA

Arabic, Arabic Transliterated, English

AR, EN

HERE, Geonames

Serbia

SRB, RS

Serbian, Serbian Transliterated

SR, EN

HERE, Geonames

South Africa

ZAF, ZA

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

South Korea

KOR, KR

Korean

KO

HERE, Geonames

Taiwan

TWN, TW

Chinese (Traditional), Pinyin

ZH, EN

HERE, Geonames

Thailand

THA, TH

Thai, Thai Transliterated

TH, EN

Globetech, HERE, Geonames

Turkey

TUR, TR

Turkish, Turkish Transliterated

TR, EN

HERE, Geonames

Ukraine

UKR, UA

Ukrainian, Ukrainian Transliterated, Russian, Russian Transliterated

UK, RU, EN

HERE, Geonames

Vatican City

VAT, VA

Italian

IT

HERE, Geonames

Venezuela

VEN, VE

Spanish

ES

HERE, Geonames

Level 3

The lightest-shaded countries in the map are Level 3. They provide a fair geocoding experience. Address searches sometimes result in matches to PointAddress and StreetAddress levels, but more often match to StreetName and Admin levels.

Country NameSupported Country CodesSupported LanguagesSupported Language CodesData Sources

Albania

ALB, AL

Albanian

SQ

HERE, Geonames

Andorra

AND, AD

Catalan

CA

HERE, Geonames

Aruba

ABW, AW

Dutch

NL

HERE, Geonames

Bahamas

BHS, BS

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Bahrain

BHR, BH

Arabic, Arabic Transliterated, English

AR, EN

HERE, Geonames

Bangladesh

BGD, BD

Bengali, Bengali Transliterated, English

BN, EN

HERE, Geonames

Belarus

BLR, BY

Belarusian, Belarusian Transliterated, Russian, Russian Transliterated

BE, RU, EN

HERE, Geonames

Belize

BLZ, BZ

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Bolivia

BOL, BO

Spanish

ES

HERE, Geonames

Bosnia and Herzegovina

BIH, BA

Bosnian, Bosnian Transliterated, Serbian, Serbian Transliterated

BS, SR, EN

HERE, Geonames

Botswana

BWA, BW

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Brunei Darussalam

BRN, BN

Malay

MS

HERE, Geonames

Cambodia

KHM, KH

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Christmas Island

CXR, CX

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

CCK, CC

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Costa Rica

CRI, CR

Spanish

ES

HERE, Geonames

Cote d'Ivoire

CIV, CI

French

FR

HERE, Geonames

Cuba

CUB, CU

Spanish

ES

HERE, Geonames

Cyprus

CYP, CY

Greek, Greek Transliterated, Turkish, Turkish Transliterated, English

EL, TR, EN

HERE, Geonames

Dominican Republic

DOM, DO

Spanish

ES

HERE, Geonames

Ecuador

ECU, EC

Spanish

ES

HERE, Geonames

Egypt

EGY, EG

Arabic, Arabic Transliterated, English

AR, EN

HERE, Geonames

El Salvador

SLV, SV

Spanish

ES

HERE, Geonames

Fiji

FJI, FJ

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Georgia

GEO, GE

Georgian, Georgian Transliterated, Russian, Russian Transliterated

KA, RU, EN

HERE, Geonames

Guadeloupe

GLP, GP

French

FR

HERE, Geonames

India

IND, IN

English, Assamese, Assamese Transliterated, Bengali, Bengali Transliterated, Hindi, Hindi Transliterated

EN, AS, BN, HI

HERE, Geonames

Indonesia

IDN, ID

Bahasa Indonesia

ID

HERE, Geonames

Jordan

JOR, JO

Arabic, Arabic Transliterated, English

AR, EN

HERE, Geonames

Kenya

KEN, KE

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Kosovo

RKS, KOS, XK

Albanian, Croatian, Croatian Transliterated

SQ, CR

HERE, Geonames

Kuwait

KWT, KW

Arabic, Arabic Transliterated, English

AR, EN

HERE, Geonames

Lebanon

LBN, LB

Arabic,French

AR, FR

HERE, Geonames

Lesotho

LSO, LS

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Libya

LBY, LY

Arabic, Arabic Transliterated, English

AR, EN

HERE, Geonames

Macau

MAC, MO

Chinese (Traditional), Portuguese

ZH, PT

HERE, Geonames

Macedonia

MKD, MK

Macedonian, Macedonian Transliterated

MK, EN

HERE, Geonames

Maldives

MDV, MV

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Malta

MLT, MT

Maltese, Maltese Transliterated, English

MT, EN

HERE, Geonames

Martinique

MTQ, MQ

French

FR

HERE, Geonames

Mauritius

MUS, MU

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Mayotte

MYT, YT

French

FR

HERE, Geonames

Moldova

MDA, MD

Moldovan, Moldovan Transliterated

MO, EN

HERE, Geonames

Montenegro

MNE, ME

Montenegrin, Montenegrin Transliterated

SR, EN

HERE, Geonames

Morocco

MAR, MA

Arabic, French

AR, FR

HERE, Geonames

Mozambique

MOZ, MZ

Portuguese

PT

HERE, Geonames

Namibia

NAM, NA

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Nepal

NPL, NP

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Nigeria

NGA, NG

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Norfolk Island

NFK, NF

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Northern Mariana Islands

MNP, MP

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Oman

OMN, OM

Arabic, Arabic Transliterated, English

AR, EN

HERE, Geonames

Panama

PAN, PA

Spanish

ES

HERE, Geonames

Paraguay

PRY, PY

Guarani, Spanish

GN, ES

HERE, Geonames

Philippines

PHL, PH

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Republic of Azerbaijan

AZE, AZ

Azerbaijani, Azerbaijani Transliterated, Russian, Russian Transliterated

AZ, RU, EN

HERE, Geonames

Senegal

SEN, SN

French

FR

HERE, Geonames

Sri Lanka

LKA, LK

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

St. Barthelemy

BLM, BL

French

FR

HERE, Geonames

Swaziland

SWZ, SZ

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Tunisia

TUN, TN

Arabic, French

AR, FR

HERE, Geonames

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

NCY

Turkish, Turkish Transliterated

TR, EN

HERE, Geonames

United Arab Emirates

ARE, AE

Arabic, Arabic Transliterated, English

AR, EN

HERE, Geonames

US Virgin Islands

VIR, VI

English

EN

HERE, Geonames

Vietnam

VNM, VN

Vietnamese, Vietnamese Transliterated

VI, EN

HERE, Geonames

Level 4

The unshaded countries in the map are Level 4. They only provide Admin-level matches.