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


A nongovernmental organization (NGO) wants to geocode the locations of refugee camps by city to compare them to the locations of field officers. In 2011, there were an estimated 200 refugee camps. The NGO has 900 field officers that it will assign and expects to do this assessment weekly.

Number of geocodes 200 refugee camps + 900 field officers x 52 weeks
Total number of geocodes 57,200
Service credits used 2,288

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