The World Places Locator enables you to geocode various types of places around the world. It references a geodatabase of more than 30 million places around the world that includes countries, states and provinces, administrative areas (for example, counties), cities, landmarks, water bodies, and more. If a more precise level of geocoding is required, you may be interested in the StreetMap Premium for ArcGIS products, which offer address-level locators and network data for routing and network analyses for many countries of the world.
If you're interested in global geocoding at the best precision possible, Esri is planning to release a new product called World Geocoder for ArcGIS in early 2016. It will be available to license at additional cost, and it is not part of the Data Appliance for ArcGIS product offering. Contact your sales representative if you're interested.
The World Places Locator is shipped with Data Appliance 6.2 for ArcGIS on a separate DVD containing data, service documents, and help for publishing the World Places Locator. You can view World Places Locator Help (PDF) online. This new version of World Places Locator works with ArcGIS 10.3 or later. It does not work with earlier versions of ArcGIS.
If you published the World Places Locator with Data Appliance 6.1 for ArcGIS, and you're using ArcGIS 10.2.2 or earlier, continue to use the World Places Locator included with Data Appliance 6.1 for ArcGIS.