How do you create xy points from address data?

Discussion created by cviloria1 on Apr 28, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 30, 2013 by rborchert
I need to create xy points to represent certain facilities. The data I have to create these points are the following:

  • Address data for the facilities which includes street address but no lat/long data

  • A polyline file of the road networks. This includes the street name, direction, type, city, and census district info (e.g. code and names)

  • Polygon map of FSAs

I am uncertain of how many points I will need to create - it may be hundreds. Can I create these points quickly by using the road network data (if so, how?), or will I have to manually digitize all of my points? Is there a way I can tell ArcGIS to create the points for me along the road network polyline file?