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How to add the what3words Locator to ArcGIS Online

intermediate

This tutorial will take you through the steps required to add the what3words ArcGIS locator to ArcGIS Online.

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 ArcGIS Online and any product that connects to ArcGIS Online such as ArcGIS Pro and Survey123.

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”.

URL: Enter the URL for the what3words locator. There is a different URL for each language or one containing all languages. The English URL is https://arcgis.what3words.com/v2/arcgis/rest/services/what3words_EN_English/GeocodeServer

Username: [Your email address]

Password: [Your what3words API Key]

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 all 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.

Alternatively select “From URL” and specify the URL of the Locator Content item added in the previous step (to get this URL click on the Locator in Content and on the Overview tab copy the URL in the bottom right).

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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