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Add a location type

You can use a map service or feature service from ArcGIS to specify a location type. For example, if your organization has its own boundaries (water districts, sales districts, or zoning boundaries), you can map your data using those locations instead of the default location types.

You can only add a custom location type in the Esri Maps Locate workflow. See Esri Maps Locate workflow and Add lists containing address data for more information.

  1. On the page of the Esri Maps Locate workflow where you are asked, How is location represented in your data?, click Add location type.
  2. In the search box, type one or more keywords and press Enter to search for the service you want to use as a location type. Click My organization to narrow your results.
  3. Find the service you want and click Select.
  4. Select the applicable layer from the service to use to look up locations and click Next.
    Select layer from location type
  5. Select the columns containing the attributes you want to use for looking up locations and click Next.
    Specify lookup column
  6. In the Name text box, type a name for your custom location type. Optionally type a description in the Description text box.
  7. Click Add.

    Your location type is added to the list of locations.

  8. Click your new location type in the list and click Next.
  9. Select the columns containing the location information and click Next.
  10. Select additional columns of data you would like to add.
  11. Click Start Workflow.