The ability to locate the center location between many areas is crucial, for instance, to study the migration distance, determine appropriate locations to build dams, and to infer optimum locations for construction of gas stations or shopping malls.
The image below shows six regions in Central Pennsylvania represented by their respective zip codes. A centroid between all these zip codes is to be determined.
The following steps describe how to find the centroid between multiple polygon features in ArcGIS Online:
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