Issues with geocoding...

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03-28-2014 08:02 AM
JaredRutledge
New Contributor
Greetings Everyone,

I am not as technical as most of you. I am a simple epidemiologist attempting to map data. Several weeks ago ESRI decided to disable the geocoding feature in ArcGIS and now I have to go elsewhere to geocode addresses. This is not an issue for the most part. However, when I want to display my newly geocoded addresses in ArcGIS it is no where close. I have read several threads on this issue, but I am lost.

Let's say I am geocoding this address

1221 Fulton Mall, Fresno, Ca 93721

This yielded these coordinates from Google Maps
36.73631,-119.79280

I checked display using the topographic base map in ArcGIS and it shows this dot off the coast of Africa and no where near California.

Please help me here.

Cheers,

J
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ShanaBritt
Esri Regular Contributor

Jared:

The order of the coordinates you are referencing can make a difference in how they are interpreted. It looks like the coordinates are returned as latitude (y), longitude ( x) vs longitude ( x), latitude (y). If you entered -119.76 as longitude and 36.73 as latitude you would get the location returned in California if you are using the Go To XY tool in ArcMap.

-Shana

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JoeBorgione
MVP Esteemed Contributor

I've said before; The G in GIS is not Google.....

That should just about do it....