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Address Data Management Solution; Address Point vs Site Address

Question asked by jborgion Champion on Apr 8, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 9, 2020 by jborgion

ArcGIS Pro 2.5; latest edition of the Address Data Management Solution.


I'm trying to wrap my head around the need for both the Address Point Feature Class along with the Site Address Feature Class.  From the data dictionary:


Address Point Feature class:  [description]   Address points represent the location along the street network where the specific site or service delivery address has been assigned.


Site Address Point Feature Class: [description]  Site address points represent the location of site or service delivery addresses.


I'm primarily interested in the actual location of the address point. If it's 10 feet or 100 feet from the road, that doesn't matter to me; I want it as close to the primary structure as I can get it.  Primary to me is defined as where humans either reside or congregate; homes, apartment buildings, condos, businesses. Of course there are exceptions to that definition like an elevated parking facility or if there is a need to address a barn, but you get the gist of where I'm coming from.


I notice in the sample data that the only Address Points are the ones I've just added.  Going back to the data dictionary, there is a relationship class called Address Point Has Site Addresses and working through that relationship class, I can see which Site Address Point is associated with a given Address Point.  ( See below).  But I just don't see what value the Address Point FC brings to the process: please, enlighten me!



Edited to add:  I notice that one cannot add a Site Address Point in and of itself; you need add an Address Point.  So that's a function of the relationship class. But what happened to all the Address Points in the sample data?




Chris Fox