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ArcGIS for Desktop Cookbook by Daniela Cristiana Docan

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Geocoding addresses

The geocoding process requires four steps:

  1. Preparing reference data: The following are the details of this step:
    • The point, line, or polygon geometry
    • It contains address information compatible with an address locator style
  2. Choosing an address locator style: The following are the details of this step:
    • It has a different number of required and optional fields
    • Depending on the address information from your resource data, choose the most suitable template to create an address locator
  3. Creating an address locator: The following are the details of this step:
    • Rules for interpreting addresses (for example, odd street numbers are on the left-hand side of the street)
    • List of standard street components (for example, abbreviations such as Boulevard ...

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