I'm seeking a free alternative to ArcGIS World Geocoding Service for running geoprocessing tool Reverse Geocode in ArcGIS Pro. All feature types provided in the ArcGIS World Geocoding Service would be ideal

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    What feature types are provided in the ArcGIS World Geocoding Service?
    – nmtoken
    Dec 24, 2020 at 16:39

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Most services have a free option with specified limit, prices often are changing but here are some options for 2020:

  1. Batch geocoder for journalists - free batch geocoder for small data samples
  2. OSM Nominatim - free 1 request per second (one of the really free services)
  3. HERE Geocoding - free 250k records limit per month
  4. Google Geocoding API - free 40k records limit per month (taking 200$ free per month)
  5. MapQuest Geocoding API - free 15k records limit per month
  6. positionstack - free 25k records limit per month
  7. LocationIQ - free 5k records limit per day
  8. Geocod - free 2,5k records limit per day
  9. Carto Geocoding - free 400 records limit per month
  10. Mapbox Geocoding - free 100k records limit per month
  11. Opencagedata - free 2,5k records limit per day
  12. Bing Geocoding - free 125k records per month (crazy pricing, hard to find...)
  13. ESRI ArcGIS Geocoding - free 1,2k limit records per month (another crazy pricing, better look at their table)

Great tool for using some of the services is FME, look at their Geocoder transformer.

There are also a number of national services limited only to one country, and it seems not to have any geocoding record limits, here you have a link to USA census.gov service and Polish GUGiK service for example.

  • Most of the above services have data restrictions that don't let you legally store the results of your geocodes. Do any of the above not have that restriction?
    – David Galt
    Jan 16, 2021 at 1:29
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    @DavidGalt I don't see such restriction in OSM Nominatim policies for example: operations.osmfoundation.org/policies/nominatim
    – sk1me
    Jan 25, 2021 at 15:01

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