About managing address locators

Address locators are used to find an individual address or geocode a table of addresses. They can be accessed in ArcMap, ArcCatalog, or the Geocoding toolbox. Depending on what you want to do with the address locators, there are a few different ways to manage them.

Your ArcMap document can contain any number of address locators, and you can use the Address Locator Manager dialog box to manage the set of address locators contained in an ArcMap document. For more information about how to manage address locators in ArcMap, see the following topics:

Adding an address locator to an ArcMap document

Removing an address locator from an ArcMap document

Address locators or geocode services can be set as default locators in ArcMap. Default locators are always loaded on the Geocoding toolbar and Find dialog box when you start ArcMap or open a new map document, but they are not saved in the map document.

In ArcCatalog, address locators can be copied, pasted, or moved from one workspace to another. Deleting an address locator in ArcCatalog will physically delete the locator from the disk or geodatabase. For more information about how to manage an address locator in ArcCatalog, see these topics:

Copying and pasting an address locator in ArcCatalog

Deleting an address locator in ArcCatalog

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