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Civic Addressing Fundamentals with Esri Canada’s Address Manager

Esri Canada’s Address Manager application has numerous functions for managing and editing civic addresses. In this blog, we will look at the three fundamental methods of inputting address points and their attributes.

Address Manager is a web application developed by Esri Canada designed to help municipalities manage their inventory of civic addresses and ensure addresses are accurate, complete and compliant with NG9-1-1 requirements. It optimizes the creation, maintenance and use of authoritative address information.

The three fundamental methods for inputting addresses are:

  • Add Address Points
  • Address Along a Road
  • Address Parcels

Screenshot of address options within the Address Manager web application      

Add Address Points

The Add Address Points tool is used to input single or multiple addresses by selecting a location(s) anywhere on the map.
Screenshot of “add address points” tool

Once the address point has been entered, address attributes can be added.

Screenshot of Address Fields

To avoid keying errors, the address road name attributes are automatically populated from a Master Street Name Index.

If more than one address has been input, there is a time saving feature that allows all fields in common to those addresses (such as Road Name, Road Type Suffix, and Postal Code) to be replicated from the first address. As well, address fields in common for every municipal address such as Municipality and Province are pre-populated from default values specified in the template configuration setup.

Address Along a Road

The Address Along a Road tool is used to place address points when parcels or buildings are not available. This is particularly useful for new subdivisions when addressing is required by other agencies such as emergency services and permitting.

Screenshot of Stevenson Street North with addresses 231-249 highlighted

The address point positioning and numbering is set in a popup dialogue box and values can be adjusted interactively for best fit.

The address attributes are added (and replicated) the same way as they are in the Add Address Points tool.

Address Parcels

Address points can be placed by selecting parcels and specifying point placement as either parcel centroid or building centroid (if buildings are available).

The address attributes are added (and replicated) the same way as they are in the Add Address Points tool.

In our next blog, we’ll look at the various ways of inputting civic address units.

For more information on the Esri Canada Address Manager Application, please visit our webpage and view our Story Map.

This post was translated to French and can be viewed here.

About the Author

Dave is a Senior Project Manager in Technology and Solutions at Esri Canada. He is responsible for managing the development and support for several solutions including Esri Canada’s GeoFoundation Exchange, Public Safety GeoXchange and Demographics for ArcGIS Business Analyst. Dave has over 40 years of experience in GIS, information technology and project management and takes a customer-focused, cost-effective and innovative approach to developing business solutions.

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