For example, if I have a file with 300 organizations, city and state info, I want to join it with a city file so I can make display my points.
ArcGIS Hub and ArcGIS Open Data community might be places to look for data and/or direction
Thank you, I will look at those.
In what format are your "files" (tables/shapefiles)? Also I am not clear on what you are trying to achieve. Could you explain further on your requirement as well?
Meanwhile check USA Major Cities which consists of the locations of cities within United States with population of 10,000 or greater (based on Census 2010 figures), all state capitals, and the national capital.
The above layer package file could be opened in ArcGIS Desktop, and exported as shapefile/GDB feature class.
Thank you for your suggestion. I have an excel file with 500 clubs, the name, city and state. I need the latitude and longitude to map the groups, but I don't want to use my credits for geocoding. If I can find an established list of cities, state and latitude and Longitude I can join them. The city file works, but not for smaller towns. I guess what I am looking for is a table with point data for all incorporated cities in the US.
Could you also explore the Naion based files in Cartographic Boundary Shapefiles - Geography - U.S. Census Bureau ? esp. Cartographic Boundary Shapefiles - Urban Areas - Geography - U.S. Census Bureau
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