Making an Address Locator
Back in ArcCatalog use Search to find Create Address Locator. Where is it? ____________________. Start the tool. In the window you will be requested to specify an Address Locator Style. Browse to choose: US Addresses – Dual Ranges (meaning that addresses on both sides of a street will be considered). (If a red X appears in the Field Map: click it, read it, then ignore it.) Browse to find and Add the Reference Data:
Click the entry under Role. Make sure the drop-down menu says Primary Table. Look at the Field Map. This lists the fields that should be in the table. As you could tell by inspection, they are. Browse for Output Address Locator field. Put the folder Address Geocoding (in your YourInitials folder) in the Look in field. Make the name Lexington_Streets. Save. Double-check the path. Click OK.
Wait while Create Address Locator scrolls by in the Status bar. And wait some more. (The tool is dealing with a big table.) When the tool is done and you see the pop-up window, look at the contents of the Address_Geocoding file folder. You should see Lexington_Streets. If you click on it, the status bar should tell you that it is a Locator. Right-click on the name and pick Properties. Examine. Dismiss.