We need the ability to return true shape of reference objects when geocoding like state or county boundaries, it doesn't make sense that a free add-on like maps for office can do this but our high end desktop and server tools cannot.
When an address locator is built from a polygon layer, any geocoding is done based on the polygon's centroid, rather than its actual shape. That means that if you click the address inspector (or some other reverse geocoder) inside a polygon but closer to the centroid of a different polygon, it will return the address of that different polygon. It would be better if it returned the address of the polygon you clicked in (or the nearest polygon to where you click outside of any features - rather than the nearest centroid).The address inspector gets the address of the polygon I click inThe address inspector gets the address of the nearest polygon centroid, even though I clicked within my selected polygonThe address inspector gets the address of the nearest polygon centroid, even though I clicked within my selected polygon
Thanks for the idea Larry. One issue in implementing this is that geocoding can be disconnected from map scale; one approach you could take is making sure to supply a reference data ID field when creating a locator and setting the property to return it, then using the ID to retrieve a 2D feature from a feature service by querying the ID.
This functionality is needed.
As a Solution Engineer in Sales, I have been asked about this capability by customers at least 3 times already. The latest one, as of today, is a freshly won-over customer from MapInfo and they seem to have had that functionality before but now cannot easily get it. This should be looked into please. Thanks.
I am currently working on "Locator".However, I am unable to apply a locate function that automatically is seen polyline or polygon.
When I search for a hiking course, I hope it looks like a polyline.
When I search for an area, I hope that area looks like a polygon.
I would highly appreciate some ideas and inputs.
Many thanks in advance.
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