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Polygons in Address Locator

Question asked by mlou on Apr 22, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 23, 2012 by geonetadmin
Hi,
I have used a polygon layer in my Address Locator, however this is still treated like points when I use the Address Inspector on the geocoding toolbar in ArcMap.  If I click in a large polygon the address inspector finds the closest polygon centroid to where I clicked (even if that centroid is NOT in the polygon I clicked in).  Is there a way to force my address locator to use the polygon I click in, or nearest if I click where there is no polygon?

See screenshots - I click in three places all within the same polygon (selected polygon in screenshot).  In two of them, the centre of a different polygon was nearer where I click, so it has offered that address, rather than the address of the polygon I've click in.  To me it would make more sense that if something is within a parcel it should get the address of that parcel, not another one nearby?

Cheers,
Mike.

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