How long does it take to create a geocoder?

03-15-2016 12:48 PM
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How long does it take to create an address locator???  I've downloaded a county shapefile from US Census (t1_2015_25001_addrfeat) which is the tiger line file for Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

I am attempting to create a locator file using Arctoolbox - the system doesn't seem to be doing anything, but there is a file created now with zero bytes (

I'm assuming this is for the address locator - but how long will this run before it is completed?  Any ideas?

I'm running Windows 10 on a laptop with 8 meg RAM.

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This can all depend on the size of the data you are using; and the type of Geocoder you are building. If you are building one of the single-field types with a layer/feature with only a couple hundred rows than a couple minutes is expected; but if you are building a state-wide point layer using address elements then you could see 10-15 minutes easily.