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Improving Arcgis geocoding process

Question asked by joesig2016 on Aug 18, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 18, 2014 by rscheitlin

I would like to improve an ArcGIS geocoding process comparing the city names between two shapefiles . First one Store_city_name (point) and the second is city_name_boundaries (polygons).

My method : After using spatial join tool in Arcgis, If the city names from store shapefile are not the same as polygon shapefile, I’m trying to improve by identifying the distance between the store location and the city XY coordinate where it should be.

Everything is working well while calculating the distance between the store location and the centroide of the right city. But sometimes this distance is so high specially if the store was geocoded, for exemple, 20 meters outside the edge of the right city.

I would like to find the distance and the XY coordinates from the store location until the edge of the right polygon (city feature) - where the store should be. Can anyone help me ?