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Fix a location

The ArcGIS Location field provides several options for fixing and updating the location of an individual item, including creating a new marker on the map, moving an existing marker, selecting from similar address matches, and typing an address in the search box.

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The ArcGIS Location field shows the map location of the selected item and is automatically added to a list item when you run the ArcGIS Maps Locate. Once the ArcGIS Location field has been added to a list item, you can update the location of existing markers, or add a new marker.

Change a location using the map

To change a location using the map, do the following:

  1. Browse to your list, select the applicable item, and click Edit.

    The item's fields display, including the ArcGIS Location field.

    List item in edit mode
  2. Click Insert a pin or Move the point to the desired location to place the marker in a new location.
  3. Once you place the marker in the new location, you are prompted to update the address.

    If you click Yes, the map and location information in your item update with the new address information. If you click No, the marker stays in the location where placed, but the location information in your item does not change. An example of where it may be useful to click No is if you want to leave the address as is but change the location of the marker to represent a specific location, such as a spot on a university campus or hospital.

    This step does not apply to items created with workflows that use place-name lookups (for example, World Cities) and custom location types. The pin will update, but a prompt will not appear to update the address information, and the information will remain unchanged.

  4. Click Save to save your changes and close the editing window, or click Cancel to close the window without saving changes.

Change a location by editing address or coordinate data

The following steps do not apply to items created with workflows that use place-name lookups (for example, World Cities) and custom location types.

To change a location by editing data, do the following:

  1. Begin by editing the applicable list item.
  2. Edit the values in one or more fields that contain information about an item's location.

    This can be the item's address information, coordinates, or other.

  3. Click Update Location in the ArcGIS Location field.


  4. Click Save to save the new location.

View similar address matches

If the addresses found by the geocoding service are not correct, you can access similar matches and choose from any of those to update your item's location.

To view similar address matches, do the following:

  1. Click View similar address matches on the ArcGIS Location field.

    View similar address matches

  2. In the list of addresses that appears at the bottom of the map, select the appropriate address and click Apply.

    The ArcGIS Location field and the item's location data updates.

  3. Click Save to save the new location.