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Why the ArcGIS sign-in prompt for World Services?

Question asked by namdoogttam on Sep 19, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 15, 2018 by kcpwd4616

I'm running ArcMap 10.5.1 and it, along with the last several version of ArcMap, have a very frustrating behavior when using the "Find" tool or the Geocoding toolbar. Nearly every time I use these tools, I'm only interested in searching against locally stored data. However, whenever I right-click the search box to bring up the context menu so that I can choose to "Pan-to" the match, ArcMap grinds away with a pinwheel for several minutes trying to use the internet connection to establish an organizational login to ArcGIS, for use of the "World Geocoding Service" and "World Routing Service".

 

 

Can't that login attempt occur at some point after the user has indicated they wish to use those services!? The average city-government ArcMap user wanting to find and pan the map to a particular property by searching their cadastral data for a parcel ID, or their address point data for an address, is faced with this excruciatingly long wait and warning pop-up for services they have no intention of using.

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