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Does anyone know if there is any public documentation on how to create these?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Take a look at this ESRI technical paper "Customizing ArcGIS 10 locators"

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Welcome to our site! Please don't be discouraged if this reply doesn't get much attention: the thread is old and has many answers already. Take a stab at answering some of the newer questions and see what kind of results that gets :-). – whuber Jul 8 '11 at 19:47
This looks more along the lines of what I'm after. Thanks Seb! – Jonathan Jul 10 '11 at 23:04
The link has gone dead. – Clay Jul 15 '15 at 16:40
Post edited with updated link, I wish ESRI would forward documentation links when they update their website. – kes Jul 27 '15 at 12:14

You can create your own composite address locators.

(Might be easier to modify an existing one to start with)

The maximum number of participating address locators in a composite locator is 30, but it is recommended not to use more than 10, otherwise geocoding may be significantly slower.

Commonly used address locator styles

Useful source:

9.3.1 but can be used with ArcGIS 10

"They can be used to create locators with ArcGIS 10. The locators can then be used for geocoding at ArcGIS 9.3x or 10."

Migration tips:

Migrating address locators created with ArcGIS prior to version 10

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esri docs: useful when you know where to look. – Derek Swingley Sep 3 '10 at 6:00
indeed, though you need to have knowledge of the right 'terminology' to find it. – Mapperz Sep 3 '10 at 13:07
Thanks for the answer but it is not really what I'm after. The question is about Locator Styles. When installing ArcGIS Desktop 10 there is a directory called Locators that contains (for example) USAddress.lot.xml which defines the parser rules for a string. What I'd like to do is create one of these. – Jonathan Sep 6 '10 at 1:35

You also might want to look into the Geocoding Development Kit.

Even though this KB article was last updated June 2010, there is no mention of it being used with ArcGIS 10.0.

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thanks Kirk. I've have used that toolkit in the past. What I'd really like is the toolkit or docos for 10. – Jonathan Sep 7 '10 at 23:09
@Jonathan any success on locator styles creation you could share ?. Thanks – Jorge Vidinha Aug 17 '14 at 22:02

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