GISRSStudy » ArcGIS » ArcGIS World Geocoding Service

ArcGIS World Geocoding Service

The ArcGIS World Geocoding Service allows you to find addresses or places in the world. The World Geocoding Service is widely available—all you need to access it is an Internet connection and the proper credentials—which may make it unnecessary for you to set up the service on your own instance of ArcGIS Server. The service is intended to simplify the workflows of developers and GIS professionals.

The World Geocoding Services is available as both a geosearch and geocoding service:

  • Geosearch Services – is to locate a feature or point of interest and then have the map zoom to that location. The result might be displayed on the map, but the result is not stored in any way for later use.
  • Geocoding Services – is to convert an address to an x,y coordinate and append the result to an existing record in a database. Mapping is not always involved, but placing the results on a map may be part of a workflow. An ArcGIS Online subscription will provide you access to the World Geocoding service for batch geocoding.


How to Access the Service

To access the geocoding service you need the following:

  1. An ArcGIS Developer account or ArcGIS Online account.
  2. An access token (API key or OAuth 2.0).


Learn how to access the geocoding service with different ArcGIS and open source APIs in the Mapping APIs and location services guide.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tutorial Contents
Scroll to Top