The ArcGIS Online World Geocoding Service and address locator in ArcMap allows users to geocode a table of addresses into features containing location and spatial geometry. In some cases, the order of addresses in the input address table must be retained in the output geocoded results. For example, if the order of the address table represents the order of stops in which a field worker has traveled to, the geocoded results must be ordered in the same way to indicate the travel path from one point to another.However, when geocoding a table of addresses in ArcMap, the output geocoded results do not consistently maintain the same order as in the input address table. This is expected behavior when geocoding in ArcMap. The instructions provided describe how to maintain the order of the input address table when geocoding in ArcMap.
Create a new field with sequential numbers in the input address table, and sort the geocoded results by the sequential numbers field. In this article, the input address table is in a CSV file format.
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