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How to add the what3words Locator to ArcGIS Online and Survey123

intermediate

This tutorial will take you through the steps required to add the what3words ArcGIS locator to ArcGIS Online followed by the steps to create a survey and open in Survey123.

Further information on the features of the locator can be found here.

Setting up the locator in ArcGIS Online takes a few minutes. Once set up it will be available across the ArcGIS Online suite.

You will need a what3words API key to complete this tutorial.

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Adding as Content

First, login to your ArcGIS Online portal using your normal ArcGIS Online login.

Go to the “Content” tab and click on “Add Item”. Select from the dropdown option to add item “From the web”.

Next select “ArcGIS Server web service”.

Select store credentials with service item and do not prompt for authentication.

Add a Title and Tags for the geocoding service and finally click “Add Item”.

URLs for different languages:

https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_AF_Afrikaans/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_AR_Arabic/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_BG_Bulgarian/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_BN_Bengali/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_COMBINED_Combined/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_CS_Czech/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_CY_Cymraeg/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_DA_Dansk/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_DE_Deutsch/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_EL_Greek/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_EN_English/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_ES_Espanol/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_FI_Suomi/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_FR_Francais/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_GU_Gujarati/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_HE_Hebrew/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_HI_Hindi/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_HU_Magyar/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_ID_Bahasa/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_IT_Italiano/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_JA_Japanese/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_KN_Kannada/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_KO_Korean/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_ML_Malayalam/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_MN_Mongolian/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_MR_Marathi/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_MS_Bahasa_Malayia/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_NE_Nepali/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_NL_Netherlands/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_NO_Norsk/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_PA_Panjabi/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_PL_Polski/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_PT_Portugues/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_RO_Romanian/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_RU_Russian/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_SV_Svenska/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_SW_Kiswahili/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_TA_Tamil/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_TE_Telugu/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_TH_Thai/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_TR_Turkish/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_UR_Urdu/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_VI_Vietnamese/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_XH_IsiXhosa/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_ZH_Chinese/GeocodeServer
https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_ZU_IsiZulu/GeocodeServer
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Making Available to your team

Go to the “Organization” tab and then “Settings”. Select “Utility Services” from the lefthand menu. Under the “Geocoding” section select “Add Locator”

Select “Add Locator” and select “From Existing Locator”. For “Locator Item” select the new Locator from the dropdown. You can change the Locator name and placeholder text if required.

The new Locator will now appear in the list of locators.

To verify the Locator is now working select the “Map” tab and from the search dropdown what3words should appear in the list.

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Creating a survey with a GeoPoint

In order to use what3words in Survey123 go to https://survey123.arcgis.com and create a new survey

Add a new GeoPoint field type

Provide a label for the question.

Publish the survey

Open the Survey123 app, log in using your ArcGIS Online login and open the survey.

Select the new GeoPoint question and it will then be possible to search for a 3 word address in the search field.

Press and hold the map to get the 3 word address for a point on the map.

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