What Are Geocoding Services?

With ArcGIS Online World Geocoding services you can convert an address or other identifier (such as postal code) to an XY coordinate and save the result to an existing record in a database. You can also batch geocode a large number of addresses and store the results for later use.

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How Many Service Credits Does Geocoding Use?

Number of Geocodes Service Credits Used
1,000 40
 

Scenario

A nongovernmental organization (NGO) wants to geocode the locations of refugee camps by city to compare them to the locations of field officers. There are an estimated 200 refugee camps. The NGO has 900 field officers that it will assign. The locations of the refugee camps are not expected to change, but the locations of the field officers can change from week to week. Therefore, the NGO expects to do an assessment on a weekly basis. The NGO can store the geocodes of the refugee camps to save geocoding costs when making the weekly assessment.

Number of geocodes 200 refugee camps + (900 field officers x 52 weeks)
Total number of geocodes 47,000
Service credits used 1,880

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