The most recent documentation for accessing and using geocoding services from ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, Python, R and other venues, can be found at: https://locator.stanford.edu (Public facing)
The Main REST API Service Endpoint is at: https://locator.stanford.edu/arcgis (accessible only on campus, or through VPN)
Geocoding, in the context of this service, is the use of reference datasets (such as street networks, administrative boundaries and gazetteers) to convert text-based locations (such as street addresses, administrative units or placenames) into explicit locations, or latitude/longitude coordinate pairs, in most use cases. These resulting coordinates are often used to extract values from other datasets, based upon location, or for measurement of proximity to other features and phenomena.
The Stanford Geospatial Center has been developing our internal geocoding infrastructure, specifically for research-based use cases. This is our ALPHA Geocoding Server, based upon Esri's ArcGIS Server technology. The server currently provides geocoding services for:
Links to full documentation for the data and "locators" used in this service can be found, below:
User who have been added to the SGC Lab Workgroup can access the materials they have saved to their R: Drive, remotely, using the following guidance.
Note: you must be on the Stanford network on campus or connected through Stanford’s VPN.