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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 ArcGIS Maps Locate workflow. See Prepare SharePoint data and Geocode lists containing address data for more information.

To add a custom location type, do the following:

  1. On the ArcGIS Maps Locate workflow page, click Add location type.

    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.

    • ArcGIS layers used for new location types must be publicly shared with everyone.
    • You can use advanced keyword searches to narrow your results by specifying how you want to search for an item.

  3. Find the service you want and click Select.
  4. Choose the applicable layer from the service to use to look up locations and click Next.
    Choose layer from location type
  5. Choose the columns that contain the attributes you want to use to look up locations and click Next.
    Specify lookup columns
  6. In the Name field, type a name for your custom location type. Optionally type a description in the Description field.
  7. Click Add.

    Your location type is added to the list of locations.


    If you made a mistake when adding your location type, select it in the list and click Delete location type, then start over.

  8. On the ArcGIS Maps Locateworkflow page, select your new location type from the list and click Next.
  9. Choose the columns that contain the location information and click Next.
  10. Select additional columns of data you would like to add.
  11. Click Start Workflow.