ArcGIS Online Map and Geoservices


ArcGIS Online geoservices are available through an annual subscription, although some geoservices are available at no cost (some limitations apply). You can add these services to maps you create in ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS for Desktop. Developers can add them to custom web and mobile applications by using ArcGIS Web Mapping APIs or ArcGIS Mobile Runtime SDKs, or get direct REST and SOAP access if they have built their applications using other tools or APIs.

Questions and Quotes

U.S. customers call:

Contact your local Esri office.

World Geocoding

The ArcGIS 10 style North American Address Locator is a composite geocoder that supports multiple levels of geocoding.

The Geosearch and Geocoding services use the most recent commercial street data from NAVTEQ and provide address geocoding capabilities for North America (U.S. and Canada) and Europe and world place-finding capabilities, including

Geosearch services are available at no cost. You can locate an address, or find a place, feature, or point-of-interest. The search result is displayed on the map, but not stored for later use.

Geocoding services require an annual subscription. With these services you can convert an address to an x,y coordinate and append the result to an existing record in a database. You can also reverse geocode an x,y coordinate to get an address, and batch geocode large number of addresses. All geocoding results are stored for later use. With a subscription you get blocks of 100,000 batch geocodes. You will need ArcGIS 9.3.1 or higher to use the geocoding services.

Purchase an Annual Subscription

Call 1-800-447-9778 in the US or contact the Esri office nearest you.

Optimized Routing Capabilities

Add point-to-point and optimized routing capabilities to your ArcGIS projects.

The World Routing service uses the most recent commercial street data from NAVTEQ and provides point-to-point and optimized routing for North America (U.S. and Canada) and Europe. Routing services are available in ArcGIS for Desktop 9.3, 9.3.1, and 10 through the Find Route dialog box.

The standard World Routing service includes

  • 5,000 routes per year
  • 10 route stops per route
  • 25 barriers per route
  • Multilanguage
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Norwegian
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
    routing directions

Note: The World Routing service does not include the World Geocoding service. If you need to use addresses for start, end, and intermediate points, you will need to also connect to the World Geocoding service.

Need to create more than 5,000 routes per year?

Purchase an annual subscription that gives you blocks of 5,000 routes, including 50 route stops and 250 barriers per route. You need ArcGIS for Server 10 or ArcGIS Web Mapping to access this version of the World Routing service.

Geometry Task Service

The geometry service supports a number of operations related to geometry.

The Geometry Task Service is a free service that developers can use in conjunction with ArcGIS APIs.

It contains utility methods which provide access to sophisticated and frequently used geometric operations, for example, buffer, project, and simplify geometry; calculate areas and lengths for geometry; and determine spatial relations and label points.

Get more details, including links to the ArcGIS Web API REST Connections and the ArcGIS SOAP API Connections