Geocoding Houses with Units

10-25-2010 05:41 AM
Occasional Contributor
I don't know if anyone else has encountered this yet, but is there any functionality to geocode houses with units attached.

My table is setup with the units in field A, the address information (house #, street name, suffix) in field B, and my city in field C and I am using the US - Single Address locator with a custom Address Locator.

Does anyone know if its possible or how to create an address locator (or a composite locator) that will be able to handle Units with the same address location?

Thanks very much.
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New Contributor III
There is a locator style in ArcScripts for One Address With House Unit that was origionally for 9.2, but should work in ArcGIS 10 as well:
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Occasional Contributor III
Please vote for this to be included in the next version of ArcGIS...

Also, more info here:
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Esri Regular Contributor

ArcGIS For Desktop 10.3 includes a new Single House Subaddress style that you can use and map the unit info in field A to the SubAddrUnit component when you build the address locator.

The subaddresses for multi-unit occupancy can be stored in 2 sets of elements – Building type/Building Unit (optional), and SubAddrType/SubAddrUnit.  These components can be used for any 2 sets of subaddress components if users prefer, for example, Level 4 Unit 21, or Terrance C Door 6. It is common that only SubAddrType/SubAddrUnit is used to support simple unit information such as Apartment 101 or Unit A.

Building Type (optional) – Building Unit (optional) – SubAddr Type SubAddr Unit

Examples:  30 Pecan Dr Block B Unit 105

5 Gilman Ave Apt 17

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There is a bug that has been confirmed with this new Address locator as per the below thread:

Single House Subaddress Locator Issues - Possible Bug?

Will this bug be fixed with the release of 10.4 in first quarter of 2016?

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Esri Regular Contributor


Unfortunately, we were not able to complete fixing this issue for the 10.4 release of the software. We are currently working on resolving the issue and target fixes for the next available release of the software.


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Occasional Contributor III

Shana Britt​,

How about a targeted patch to fix the bug in 10.3, 10.4, etc.?



Occasional Contributor III

I am hoping for the same!

We are currently using the locator you mentioned in Geocoding Addresses with Apartment Units

But that post has so many locator versions uploaded to it, I found it difficult to determine which one to use...

I really hope this becomes a priority...