Geocode Activity


Performs an ArcGIS Server geocode operation.

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This activity takes an address and searches for matches using a geocode service.

In a Workflow:

The Geocode activity usually needs input from the user, so usually a DisplayForm activity would be used to collect an text input (address) from the user and the Geocode activity would then return any matching locations.


Name Description

In Arguments


The network credentials that are sent to the host and used to authenticate the request.

Custom Parameters

Additional parameters to include in the request.

Disable Client Caching

If true, adds a timestamp parameter (_ts) to the request to prevent it from being loaded from the application's cache.


The radial distance from the location in meters. If the distance is set, then the location must also be set.


The origin point location that is used with the distance parameter to sort search results based upon their proximity to the location. If the location is set, then the distance must also be set.

Out Spatial Reference

The spatial reference for the returned geometry. If not specified, the geometry is returned in the spatial reference of the underlying service.

Proxy Url

The URL to proxy the request through.

Search Extent

The spatial extent used to limit the search. If the spatial reference is not set on the search extent it will be assumed to match the spatial reference of the locator service.


The token for accessing a secure ArcGIS task.


Display Name


You can change the name of an activity to one that describes what it does. A descriptive name can make a workflow easier to interpret and maintain.

Geocode Service Url

The URL of the ArcGIS Server Geocode service. For example: http://server/arcgis/rest/services/<serviceName>/GeocodeServer. After setting the Geocode Service Url click the refresh button in the activity designer to obtain the full list of input arguments supported by the geocoder.

Out Fields

A comma-separated list of attribute names to return for each address candidate.

Out Arguments


The collection of address candidates returned from the geocode service.

Version Information:

Supported from: Geocortex Essentials 3.0.