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Fix a location

The ArcGIS Location field provides several options for fixing and updating the location of an individual feature, 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.

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 workflow. 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 item that contains the error, and click Edit item.
    Edit a SharePoint list item

    The item's details page appears, displaying the data fields, including the ArcGIS Location preview map.

    ArcGIS Maps Location item details
  2. Use the map controls to correct the location of the feature. Do one of the following:
    • To move the existing marker to a new location, click Move the point to the desired location Move pin to desired location and drag the pin to the new location. Use the navigation buttons to zoom in and out of the preview map.
    • To add a new location pin to the map, click Insert a pin Insert a pin and click the desired location on the map.
    • To zoom the map extent to your current location, click Find my location Find my location. Click Insert a pin and click the desired location to place the marker on the map.
    Note:

    The Find my location button is available only on pages using HTTPS.

  3. After 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 you placed it, but the location information in your item does not change. An example of where this may be useful 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 specific area on a university campus or hospital. Click Cancel to dismiss the changes without applying them to your data.

    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. Browse to your list, select the item that contains the error, and click Edit item.
    Edit a SharePoint list item

    The item's details page appears, displaying the data fields.

  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 information.

  3. Click Update location in the ArcGIS Location map.
    Update location details
  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 view 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 View similar matches on the ArcGIS Location map toolbar.
    View similar location matches
  2. In the list of addresses that appears at the bottom of the map, select the appropriate address and click Apply. Click Cancel to close the Similar matches pane without applying any changes.

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

  3. Click Save to save the new location.