I have a geocoding service running on my ArcGIS Server Advanced 10.2.2. One of my supervisors tasked me with figuring out if there was a way to use a REST call to return a feature that is located at a certain address.

For example I have a feature service set up with a few polygons, is there a rest call that if I give it an address it would return the polygon or polygons that are at that address JSON.

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Make your first REST call to a geocoding service, such as ESRI's publically available one, if you do not have one of your own set up (For this example, I am using "6905 Norway Drive, Louisville KY"):

http://geocode.arcgis.com/arcgis/rest/services/World/GeocodeServer/find?f=json&sourceCountry=USA&text=6905 norway drive,louisville ky

Then make the call to your map service with the returned XY coordinates (For this example, I am getting the "STATE" from ESRI states map service:


(Note the input parameters in the URL)

  • That worked great, thank you! Sorry for the late response.
    – GravitaZ
    Sep 14, 2015 at 22:46

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