Can ArcGIS Online be used to host a geocoding service?

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04-24-2014 10:47 AM
DavidMedeiros
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I have a group on campus with a small geocoding service that needs to be hosted online. Normally this would be done through a server. They don't have access to a server for this purpose, but they do have an ArcGIS Online Organizational account.

Can ArcGIS Online be used to host their address locator or geocoding service?
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TimWitt
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David,

at the moment this is not possible. The only thing you can do is host it on a server and then link to it, as shown here.

Tim

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TimWitt
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David,

at the moment this is not possible. The only thing you can do is host it on a server and then link to it, as shown here.

Tim
DavidMedeiros
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Hi Tim,

Thanks. That's what I assumed but wasn't sure. The issue the group faces is their address locator is for a very small area and not heavily used so not worth the expense of setting up a server for it alone.

But it may the only option.

Thanks again,
David
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DanMcCoy
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Please vote for this idea:

https://community.esri.com/ideas/11748

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BruceHarold
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Hi, you can host a feature service which can be used as a locate provider specific to a map in Pro:

Find a feature using the Locate pane—ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS for Desktop

This supports 'Contains' or 'Equals' search against attributes in the service, so not an address search experience.

There are Esri business partners with ASP licenses of ArcGIS Server who can host an actual geocode service on your behalf.

Regards

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DanMcCoy
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Thanks Bruce.  We have very specific needs for geocoding services beyond what a feature service can provide.

Good point about hosting ArcGIS Server in the cloud, though.  ESRI does offer options for hosting full deployments of AGS through Esri Managed Cloud Services .

Dan

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