Geocode addresses from a table using StreetMap data
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If you have a table that contains address information, you can geocode all of its addresses at once.
In ArcMap, click Tools, point to Geocoding, then click Geocode Addresses. The Choose an address locator to use dialog box appears. It lists the geocoding services that are available in your local Address Locator Manager. Click on the StreetMap USA, or other locator, and click OK.
If no locator is present, click Add to browse for a locator. In the Add Address Locator dialog box, navigate to the Data & Maps/StreetMap USA DVD–ROM. The StreetMap USA address locator can be found in the USA\streetMap_USA\streets folder. Click the file named StreetMap USA, click Add, then click OK to continue.
In the Geocode Addresses: StreetMap USA dialog box, browse to locate the table of addresses you want to geocode on the map. If you’ve installed the ArcGIS Tutorial data, you can find a sample address database (addr_us.dbf) at C:\arcgis\ArcTutor\Streetmap.
Select the Address Field names using the drop-down arrows.
Click the Browse button to define the Output shapefile or feature class.
In the Saving Data dialog box, navigate to a folder. Name the output point feature class and click Save. A new point shapefile will be createdin the folder. The point features generated by the geocoding process will be saved in that shapefile. If you prefer, the geocoding results can be saved in a new geodatabase feature class.
When the table finishes geocoding, the Review/Rematch Addresses dialog will appear. You can rematch the resulting features if you wish. Click Done when you are finished. The geocoded points are added as a layer in the ArcMap table of contents.