Use Address Data Management

The Address Data Management solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you maintain a standard set of address layers that incorporate national guidelines, streamline address data management workflows, and continuously improve the quality of address information.

In this topic, you’ll learn how to use the solution by assuming the role of a user and performing the workflows below.

Manage address data

You will assume the role of a mapping technician responsible for maintaining an inventory of road centerlines, valid road names, site addresses, and related mailing addresses. The Address Data Management ArcGIS Pro project includes a series of tasks to help guide your through these workflows.

  1. Sign in to your ArcGIS organization and browse to the Address Data Management Desktop Application Template.
  2. Open the item page, click Download.
  3. Unzip and open the Address Data Management ArcGIS Pro project.
  4. On the View tab, in the Windows group, click Catalog Pane.
  5. In the Catalog pane, expand the Tasks folder, and double-click on the Address Data Management task item.
  6. In the Tasks pane, click on the How to Use Address Data Management task group to expand the collection of tasks.

Add new roads

Roads are line segments representing centerlines of all roadways or carriageways that support address geocoding and mapping. They are also a resource for the agencies responsible for the active management of the road network. Typically, this information is compiled from orthorectified aerial imagery and record drawings.

The road features leverage a valid list of road names that can be assigned to a road and subsequent site address. The Master Road Names table includes the unique elements of a road name (for example, direction, name, type) and uses an attribute rule to create a full road name. To ensure data integrity, a road name index is derived from the Master Road Names table and used to populate official road names when creating new road centerlines and site addresses.

The feature classification and type schema for the roads is based on a functional classification of roads provided by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Specific attributes and default values vary for each feature type.

To update the road name index and add new roads, follow the steps in the Add new roads task.

Add site addresses

Site addresses represent the location of a site or service delivery address assigned by a local government. Typically, site addresses are placed on top of the associated structure. Alternatively, they may be placed at the center of a parcel or in close proximity to the curb cut.

Site addresses are related to two other address layers:

  • Address points which represent the location along the road network where the specific site or service delivery address has been assigned.
  • Entrance points which represent the location where the public, or a service provider, would gain access to the specific site address. In urban settings, an entrance point could represent a driveway for a home that is on a corner lot and the address is assigned off an adjacent road. In rural areas, an entrance point could represent a shared driveway that provides access to many homes. Entrance points are optional and can be added on a case by case basis.

Each site address may have one, or more, postal addresses associated with it. Postal addresses provide contact information for the owner or occupant of the building or buildings associated with a site address. The Owner / Occupant field indicates whether the postal address is for the owner, occupant, or both.

The feature classification and type schema for the site addresses is based on a status field. This status field allows local governments to identify pending, temporary, and current addresses.

To add a new site address and one, or more, related postal addresses and building entrances, follow the steps in the Add site addresses task.

Update road names

Road names may change during the plan review process and as a result, pending road names must be updated. When updates are made to the Master Road Names table and road name index, the changes will be pushed to the road and site address features to ensure data integrity is maintained.

To modify a pending road name and update related features, follow the steps in the Update road names task.

Modify road and address parity

In some cases, roads were not drawn in the direction of ascending address ranges and the direction of the line must be flipped to improve address geocoding. This may also mean the address range parity is incorrect and must be flipped as well.

To modify the road direction or address parity, follow the steps in the Flip roads and swap parity task.

Create road intersections

When creating new roads, existing roads are split at intersections along the new road. An inventory of road intersections with the names of relevant crossroads is often required by 911 systems and to manage right-of-way assets.

To create road intersections, follow the steps in the Create road intersections task.

Validate address integrity

ArcGIS Data Reviewer can be used to validate, maintain, and improve the integrity of your address data. The Address Data Management map comes with a collection of preconfigured checks that help you identify and resolve common errors in your address data.

To validate address integrity, follow the steps in the Validate address data task.


In this topic
  1. Manage address data