OSU USA Geocoding Service
Geocoding is the process of converting tabular data to spatial data by using the information contained in the columns to determine the location of each record. A common use case is to locate places on a map using their street addresses. ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro provide the option to geocode data using the ArcGIS World Geocoding Service. This is fine for small datasets, but because the operation consumes ArcGIS Online credits, we ask that users find an alternative for large datasets. To provide a convenient alternative for OSU students, staff, and faculty, the OSU ESRI Support team operates a geocoding service based on ESRI Business Analyst data with coverage of the United States.
- The geocoder is available for OSU students, staff and faculty for OSU-related activities or research and cannot be used for profit in any way or by 3rd parties not affiliated with OSU.
- Data provided by the service cannot be delivered to off-campus entities without making a request to email@example.com for approval.
- There is no assumption of accuracy or quality of the service or its results. The service is provided as-is.
- The service may be discontinued at any time due to abuse or changes to licensing agreements with ESRI.
- We do not offer any instructions on the use of the service besides what is found on this page. ESRI has documentation on how to run geocoding analyses using their product.
- There is a limit of 200,000 geocodes per batch. Larger datasets may be geocoded using multiple batches.