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Geocoding of Canadian Locations

Question asked by vitaly.livshits on Oct 17, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 2, 2018 by SBall-esristaff

We are starting to use the geocoding functionality in ArcGIS Maps for Power BI to geocode Canadian Dissemination Areas (DAs) and find this feature to be very useful.

 

To provide some background, Canadian DA versions correspond to Federal census years. The 2 most recent years are 2011 and 2016. Most DA identifiers remained the same from 2011 to 2016. According to our rough count, 31 DAs were added to Toronto area in 2016.

 

We've plotted 2011 Toronto area DAs with ArcGIS Maps for Power BI and all of them geocoded successfully. However, when plotting 2016 Toronto area DAs, all 31 new DAs failed to geocode and we got the "failed to locate 31 features" error from ArcGIS Maps for Power BI.

 

Questions:

 

1) Does the Esri geocoding service indeed use 2011 Canadian dataset to geocode DAs?

2) Is the same dataset also used to geocode all other Canadian location types, such as CSDs?

3) Assuming #1, are there plans to upgrade the geocoding dataset to 2016 data? If so, at what time?

 

Thanks!

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