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Configuring Geocortex Essentials to use what3words


what3words can be integrated as a geocoding service within Geocortex Essentials . Adding the what3words ArcGIS Locator functions just as any other geocode service within the Geocortex Essentials application allowing you to discover what3words addresses or search for a what3words address.


Open Geocortex Essentials Manager

Open your Site in Geocortex Essentials Manager and navigate to the Geocoding tab of GIS Services


Add a Geocoding Service

Select the ArcGIS Geocoding Service type

Enter an appropriate display name for the service

Choose the Token Security (by user) option

Populate the service URL, Username, and Password field.


Username: Email address you used to create a what3words API key

Password: your what3words API key.

Select the service name from the list with the language required.

You can now configure your new what3words geocode service to be the default geocode service.

Click “Include in Global Search:” to use within the Global Search


Using the service

Find out the what3words address for a location through the right-click context window.

Find a what3words address through the search

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