Watch the movie below for step-by-step instructions on geocoding addresses in ArcGIS. These instructions are for UNC Chapel Hill affiliates. The data and the address locator used in the movie are licensed to UNC Chapel Hill.
A vast amount of spatial data exists in non-spatial databases in the form of addresses, often in local languages. Geocoding is the process of creating spatial locations from these addresses. This post will introduce the basic geocoding functionality in ArcGIS and help you with a quick-start experience in learning the basic techniques for creating address locators and geocoding with ArcGIS 10.
The MetroGIS Address Workgroup has created address point database specifications based on the draft National Address Data Standard. The MetroGIS specifications are in draft format and will continue to change modestly. Unresolved issues are highlighted in the draft. We share this draft because so many people have asked for it.
Route planning is the first thing that pops into my mind when I think about what a GIS does, yet I’d never even turned on that extension before. This is going to be a very basic introduction for people who might be in the same boat: interested in what Network Analyst can do, but don’t know where to start.