com.esri.arcgis.location
Interface IGeocodingProperties

All Superinterfaces:
IAddressInputs, Serializable
All Known Implementing Classes:
AGSAddressLocator, CompositeLocator, ESRIFDOAddressLocator, ESRIFDOAddressLocatorStyle, IGeocodingPropertiesProxy, RSLocator, StreetMapAddressLocator, StreetMapAddressLocatorStyle

public interface IGeocodingProperties
extends IAddressInputs, Serializable

Provides access to members that control geocoding settings.

When To Use

Use the IGeocodingProperties interface to inspect and set properties specific to address locators that use the ESRI geocoding engine.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux


Method Summary
 int getEndOffset()
          End offset percentage.
 String getIntersectionConnectors()
          Connector strings used to designate intersections.
 int getMinimumCandidateScore()
          Minimum candidate score setting.
 int getMinimumMatchScore()
          Minimum match score setting.
 double getSideOffset()
          Side offset distance.
 int getSideOffsetUnits()
          Units used for the side offset.
 int getSpellingSensitivity()
          Spelling sensitivity setting.
 boolean isAddPercentAlongToMatchFields()
          Indicates if the percentage along the reference feature at which the address is located is included in the geocoding result.
 boolean isAddReferenceIDToMatchFields()
          Indicates if the feature ID of the matched feature is included in the geocoding result.
 boolean isAddStandardizeStringToMatchFields()
          Indicates if the standardized address is included in the geocoding result.
 boolean isAddXYCoordsToMatchFields()
          Indicates if the x and y coordinates of the address location are included in the geocoding result.
 boolean isMatchIfScoresTie()
          Indicates whether addresses should be arbitrarily matched to a feature when two or more features have the same best score.
 boolean isUseRelativePaths()
          Indicates if the paths to the reference data should be stored relative to the locator.
 void setAddPercentAlongToMatchFields(boolean bAddPercentAlongToMatchFields)
          Indicates if the percentage along the reference feature at which the address is located is included in the geocoding result.
 void setAddReferenceIDToMatchFields(boolean bAddReferenceIDToMatchFields)
          Indicates if the feature ID of the matched feature is included in the geocoding result.
 void setAddStandardizeStringToMatchFields(boolean bAddStandardizeStringToMatchFields)
          Indicates if the standardized address is included in the geocoding result.
 void setAddXYCoordsToMatchFields(boolean bAddXYCoordsToMatchFields)
          Indicates if the x and y coordinates of the address location are included in the geocoding result.
 void setDefaultInputFieldNames(String addressField, Object rhs2)
          Recognized names for a required input field.
 void setEndOffset(int endOffset)
          End offset percentage.
 void setIntersectionConnectors(String intersectionConnectors)
          Connector strings used to designate intersections.
 void setMatchIfScoresTie(boolean bMatchIfScoresTie)
          Indicates whether addresses should be arbitrarily matched to a feature when two or more features have the same best score.
 void setMinimumCandidateScore(int minimumCandidateScore)
          Minimum candidate score setting.
 void setMinimumMatchScore(int minimumMatchScore)
          Minimum match score setting.
 void setSideOffset(double sideOffset)
          Side offset distance.
 void setSideOffsetUnits(int sideOffsetUnits)
          Units used for the side offset.
 void setSpellingSensitivity(int spellingSensitivity)
          Spelling sensitivity setting.
 void setUseRelativePaths(boolean bUseRelativePaths)
          Indicates if the paths to the reference data should be stored relative to the locator.
 
Methods inherited from interface com.esri.arcgis.location.IAddressInputs
getAddressFields, getDefaultInputFieldNames
 

Method Detail

getMinimumMatchScore

int getMinimumMatchScore()
                         throws IOException,
                                AutomationException
Minimum match score setting.

Remarks

The MinimumMatchScore property specifies how well addresses have to match their most likely candidate in the reference data in order to be considered matched. A perfect match yields a score of 100. A match score between 75 and 100 can generally be considered a good match, depending upon the quality of your reference and address data. An address with no candidates with scores euqal to or greater than the minimum match score will not be matched.

The MinimumMatchScore property can have values between 0 and 100. If your application demands that addresses be located with a high level of confidence, you should specify a high value. If you want to maximize the number of addresses that can be matched and don’t mind if some addresses are potentially matched incorrectly, you can use a lower value.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The minimumMatchScore
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setMinimumMatchScore

void setMinimumMatchScore(int minimumMatchScore)
                          throws IOException,
                                 AutomationException
Minimum match score setting.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
minimumMatchScore - The minimumMatchScore (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getMinimumCandidateScore

int getMinimumCandidateScore()
                             throws IOException,
                                    AutomationException
Minimum candidate score setting.

Remarks

Locators use the MinimumCandidateScore setting to filter the set of candidates that are returned by the IAddressCandidates::FindAddressCandidates, IAdvancedGeocoding::FindStandardizedAddressCandidates, and IAdvancedIntersectionGeocoding::FindStandardizedIntersectionCandidates methods. Only candidates with a score greater than the minimum candidate score will be returned by these methods.

The minimum candidate score for a locator can have values between 0 and 100. If the Locator is unable to come up with any likely candidates for an address that you want to geocode, you can specify a lower value so that candidates with very low scores are considered.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The minimumCandidateScore
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setMinimumCandidateScore

void setMinimumCandidateScore(int minimumCandidateScore)
                              throws IOException,
                                     AutomationException
Minimum candidate score setting.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
minimumCandidateScore - The minimumCandidateScore (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getSpellingSensitivity

int getSpellingSensitivity()
                           throws IOException,
                                  AutomationException
Spelling sensitivity setting.

Remarks

The SpellingSensitivity property controls how much variation the locator will allow when it searches for likely candidates in the reference data. A low value for spelling sensitivity will allow “Mane”, “Maine”, and “Man” to be treated as match candidates for “Main”. A higher value will restrict candidates to exact matches. The spelling sensitivity does not affect the match score of each candidate; it only controls how many candidates the locator considers. The locator then computes the match score of each candidate and ranks the candidates by score.

The SpellingSensitivity property can have values between 0 and 100. If you are sure that your addresses are spelled correctly, you can specify a higher value for the SpellingSensitivity. However, if you think that your addresses may contain spelling errors, then you should specify a lower value.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The spellingSensitivity
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setSpellingSensitivity

void setSpellingSensitivity(int spellingSensitivity)
                            throws IOException,
                                   AutomationException
Spelling sensitivity setting.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
spellingSensitivity - The spellingSensitivity (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getEndOffset

int getEndOffset()
                 throws IOException,
                        AutomationException
End offset percentage.

Remarks

Locators that use polyline features as reference data interpolate positions along reference data features for geocoded addresses. In order to prevent features that are located at the end of a reference data feature from falling on top of other features (for example, a cross street), the locator can apply a “squeeze factor”, or end offset, to the location of a geocoded address.

The EndOffset property specifies by what amount to offset geocoded locations from the end of reference data features, and is expressed as a percentage of the length of the reference feature, between 0 percent and 50 percent. An EndOffset value of 0 will not offset features from the end of the reference feature. An EndOffset value of 50 percent will locate all geocoded addresses at the middle of the reference feature.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The endOffset
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setEndOffset

void setEndOffset(int endOffset)
                  throws IOException,
                         AutomationException
End offset percentage.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
endOffset - The endOffset (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getSideOffset

double getSideOffset()
                     throws IOException,
                            AutomationException
Side offset distance.

Remarks

Some locators support geocoding addresses to a particular side of a street. For those locators, you can specify a side offset using the SideOffset property, which specifies how far from the correct side of the street geocoded addresses should be offset. The SideOffsetUnits property specifies the units for the side offset.

You can use these properties to improve the cartographic appearance of your geocoded feature classes. By default, the value of the SideOffsetUnits property is esriUnknownUnits, which indicates to use the reference data’s units.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The sideOffset
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setSideOffset

void setSideOffset(double sideOffset)
                   throws IOException,
                          AutomationException
Side offset distance.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
sideOffset - The sideOffset (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getSideOffsetUnits

int getSideOffsetUnits()
                       throws IOException,
                              AutomationException
Units used for the side offset.

Remarks

Some locators support geocoding addresses to a particular side of a street. For those locators, you can specify a side offset using the SideOffset property, which specifies how far from the correct side of the street geocoded addresses should be offset. The SideOffsetUnits property specifies the units for the side offset.

You can use these properties to improve the cartographic appearance of your geocoded feature classes. By default, the value of the SideOffsetUnits property is esriUnknownUnits, which indicates to use the reference data’s units.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
A com.esri.arcgis.system.esriUnits constant
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setSideOffsetUnits

void setSideOffsetUnits(int sideOffsetUnits)
                        throws IOException,
                               AutomationException
Units used for the side offset.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
sideOffsetUnits - A com.esri.arcgis.system.esriUnits constant (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isAddXYCoordsToMatchFields

boolean isAddXYCoordsToMatchFields()
                                   throws IOException,
                                          AutomationException
Indicates if the x and y coordinates of the address location are included in the geocoding result.

Remarks

The AddXYCoordsToMatchFields property indicates if the matches returned by the locator have attributes representing the x and y coordinates of the geocoded locations. If this property has a value of True, then the locator will return two additional attributes for matches — one each for the x and y coordinates of the geocoded features. These attributes will be included in the match fields for the locator.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The bAddXYCoordsToMatchFields
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setAddXYCoordsToMatchFields

void setAddXYCoordsToMatchFields(boolean bAddXYCoordsToMatchFields)
                                 throws IOException,
                                        AutomationException
Indicates if the x and y coordinates of the address location are included in the geocoding result.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
bAddXYCoordsToMatchFields - The bAddXYCoordsToMatchFields (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isAddStandardizeStringToMatchFields

boolean isAddStandardizeStringToMatchFields()
                                            throws IOException,
                                                   AutomationException
Indicates if the standardized address is included in the geocoding result.

Remarks

The AddStandardizeStringToMatchFields property indicates if the matches returned by the locator have an attribute containing a string representing the standardization of the address. The standardization string is a string with each component of the standardized address separated by pipe ("|") characters. If this property has a value of True, then this attribute will be included in the match fields for the locator.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The bAddStandardizeStringToMatchFields
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setAddStandardizeStringToMatchFields

void setAddStandardizeStringToMatchFields(boolean bAddStandardizeStringToMatchFields)
                                          throws IOException,
                                                 AutomationException
Indicates if the standardized address is included in the geocoding result.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
bAddStandardizeStringToMatchFields - The bAddStandardizeStringToMatchFields (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isAddReferenceIDToMatchFields

boolean isAddReferenceIDToMatchFields()
                                      throws IOException,
                                             AutomationException
Indicates if the feature ID of the matched feature is included in the geocoding result.

Remarks

The AddReferenceIDToMatchFields property indicates if the matches returned by the locator have an attribute containing the FeatureID of the reference data feature to which the address was matched. If this property has a value of True, then this attribute will be included in the match fields for the locator.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The bAddReferenceIDToMatchFields
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setAddReferenceIDToMatchFields

void setAddReferenceIDToMatchFields(boolean bAddReferenceIDToMatchFields)
                                    throws IOException,
                                           AutomationException
Indicates if the feature ID of the matched feature is included in the geocoding result.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
bAddReferenceIDToMatchFields - The bAddReferenceIDToMatchFields (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isAddPercentAlongToMatchFields

boolean isAddPercentAlongToMatchFields()
                                       throws IOException,
                                              AutomationException
Indicates if the percentage along the reference feature at which the address is located is included in the geocoding result.

Remarks

For locators that interpolate geocoded locations along polyline reference data features, the AddPercentAlongToMatchFields property indicates if the matches returned by the locator have an attribute containing the percentage along the reference data feature at which the address was located, with values between 0 and 100. If this property has a value of True, then this attribute will be included in the match fields for the locator.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The bAddPercentAlongToMatchFields
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setAddPercentAlongToMatchFields

void setAddPercentAlongToMatchFields(boolean bAddPercentAlongToMatchFields)
                                     throws IOException,
                                            AutomationException
Indicates if the percentage along the reference feature at which the address is located is included in the geocoding result.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
bAddPercentAlongToMatchFields - The bAddPercentAlongToMatchFields (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isMatchIfScoresTie

boolean isMatchIfScoresTie()
                           throws IOException,
                                  AutomationException
Indicates whether addresses should be arbitrarily matched to a feature when two or more features have the same best score.

Remarks

If the locator finds two or more candidates with the same best candidate score, and that score is greater than the minimum match score, then you can use the MatchIfCandidatesTie property to specify whether or not the locator should arbitrarily match the address to one of those candidates. If so, the locator will match the address to the first of these candidates that
it encounters.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The bMatchIfScoresTie
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setMatchIfScoresTie

void setMatchIfScoresTie(boolean bMatchIfScoresTie)
                         throws IOException,
                                AutomationException
Indicates whether addresses should be arbitrarily matched to a feature when two or more features have the same best score.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
bMatchIfScoresTie - The bMatchIfScoresTie (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setDefaultInputFieldNames

void setDefaultInputFieldNames(String addressField,
                               Object rhs2)
                               throws IOException,
                                      AutomationException
Recognized names for a required input field.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Parameters:
addressField - The addressField (in)
rhs2 - A Variant (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getIntersectionConnectors

String getIntersectionConnectors()
                                 throws IOException,
                                        AutomationException
Connector strings used to designate intersections.

Remarks

The IntersectionConnectors property lets you specify strings that are used to delimit intersection addresses. Some address locators can geocode intersection addresses such as "New York St. & W. Redlands Blvd.". This property is a string containing all of the strings that can be used to delimit intersections (such as "&", "AND", or "AT"). Each intersection connector is separated by a space in this string.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The intersectionConnectors
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setIntersectionConnectors

void setIntersectionConnectors(String intersectionConnectors)
                               throws IOException,
                                      AutomationException
Connector strings used to designate intersections.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
intersectionConnectors - The intersectionConnectors (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isUseRelativePaths

boolean isUseRelativePaths()
                           throws IOException,
                                  AutomationException
Indicates if the paths to the reference data should be stored relative to the locator.

Remarks

The UseRelativePaths property indicates if the locator stores paths to reference data sources as relative path names. Storing paths to reference data sources as relative paths names allows users to copy a locator and its reference data between folders in ArcCatalog without invalidating the locator. It also allows users to access the same locator from a shared network directory.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The bUseRelativePaths
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setUseRelativePaths

void setUseRelativePaths(boolean bUseRelativePaths)
                         throws IOException,
                                AutomationException
Indicates if the paths to the reference data should be stored relative to the locator.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
bUseRelativePaths - The bUseRelativePaths (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.