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- About address locators
Locator objects create geometry for nonspatial descriptions of locations. An address locator is a particular type of locator that creates geometry for text descriptions representing addresses. This process is commonly called geocoding.
Address locators can be stored on disk or in a file, personal, or ArcSDE geodatabase. Address locators can also be used to create GeocodeServer objects that are served using ArcGIS Server. The following are the two main types of ESRIAddressLocator objects:
- ESRIGen2AddressLocator objects—Use the ESRI geocoding engine introduced in ArcGIS 10.0. This address locator supports single line input for geocoding and is created using ArcGIS 10.0 address locator styles.
- AGSAddressLocator objects—Are locators that represent GeocodeServer objects retrieved from ArcGIS Server.
An address locator also contains information on how an address is standardized, searching methods for possible matches, and what output information of a match is returned. You can redistribute address locators by copying and pasting the address locators onto a different workspace or network.
Address locators find candidates for addresses by geocoding tables of addresses and finding single addresses.
See Also:Location library overview
How to geocode a table of addresses
How to geocode a single address
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