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Geocoding style for Europe

Question asked by Martin-Munin on Oct 20, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 4, 2015 by Martin-Munin

I am wondering, is there really no address locator style in ArcGIS which can be used without any tweaking for European addresses, which are written in the following format:

 

[Street Name] [House Nr.]

[ZIP] [City]

 

eg.

Kastanievej 15

8660 Skanderbort

 

Especially, the street name and house number line is important. I have build my own geocoder based on style "US Address—Single House", the house number is prior to streeet address in this style, thus it requires the address to be grammatically changed, before it is send to the locator. It is usually not really a big deal, but sometimes it can give you some headaches.

 

So I really wonder, why there is no style defined in ArcGIS for this widely used European address style? Some of the countries which use this address format in no particular order are:

  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Faroe Islands
  • Netherland
  • Slovakia
  • Czech Republic
  • Italy
  • Belgium
  • Russia
  • and others

 

Do we, ESRI customers in these countries, not deserve a build-in address style (template) we could use for our geocoding services?

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