Hi, I have used a polygon layer in my Address Locator, however this is still treated like points when I use the Address Inspector on the geocoding toolbar in ArcMap. If I click in a large polygon the address inspector finds the closest polygon centroid to where I clicked (even if that centroid is NOT in the polygon I clicked in). Is there a way to force my address locator to use the polygon I click in, or nearest if I click where there is no polygon?
See screenshots - I click in three places all within the same polygon (selected polygon in screenshot). In two of them, the centre of a different polygon was nearer where I click, so it has offered that address, rather than the address of the polygon I've click in. To me it would make more sense that if something is within a parcel it should get the address of that parcel, not another one nearby?
Simply put the address inspector picks the centroid closest to the point where you clicked and, even if the target is a polygon, it acts like a point. You can change the search distance by right-clicking once you have the address inspector tool in use. This can help solve the problem of pointing to a centroid outside the polygon you have clicked in but will not help pick a centroid if you click somewhere that a polygon doesn't exist. Unfortunately, you can't have it both ways.