Geolocators provide a simple one line address search comparable to Google or Microsoft Bing address searches. One line inputs (e.g. Technologiestrasse 10, 1120 Vienna) will be geocoded and shown in the map.

An address search using free available geolocator services (e.g. Esri World geolocator) gives the opportunity to provide address search with high accuracy without the need of own address data.



VertiGIS GmbH implements the support for Esri World Geolocator to the best of one's knowledge. Nonetheless, VertiGIS GmbH does not have any influence on possible changes by Esri and, therefore, can not take any warranty for this function.


Geolocators configuration 

Geolocators configuration




Display Name (GUI)

Name of the table in the user interface.

Use Full extent limits?

Specifies if the project full extent shall be used as spatial filter in the geolocator query. Using the full extent as spatial filter is recommended to optimize the precision of the geolocator query results.

Map view for geolocator result

Defines a specific map view to be used for displaying geolocator results. If not configured, the search result gets displayed using the current map view.

Geographic Transformation Code/String

Geographic transformation code from WGS84 to the map coordinate system. Can be reviewed in

ArcGIS_Desktop_Installation_Folder\Documentation\geographic_transformations.pdf. If a custom transformation is used, the transformation string with parameters can be used. Copy and paste from the .gtf file is recommended.


If a geotransformation is already defined on the data frame of the main map service then the geotransformation configured here will not be applied.


Specifies for which country an address is to be searched. The country is identified with 3 letters according to the ISO 3166 3-letter encoding  (DEU for germany, AUT for Austria, CHE for Switzerland). For further country codes, see e.g.


Use the | symbol for separating several countries (e.g.AUT|DEU|CHE)

The default value * allows a search on all countries.

Reference Scale

Scale to be used for displaying search results (especially single hits). If 0 is provided, the value defined on project level will be used.


See chapter Display if you want to change the project specific reference scale.

Dynamic selection display?

Specifies whether map selection display gets rendered using dynamic animated selection symbols (Yes) or not (No).


Dynamic selection display only works if a Dynamic Selection is configured on project level.

Reverse Geocoding?

Specifies, if reverse geocoding requests can be used.


To use the reverse geocoding function in your WebOffice core client, be sure to configure the Identify tool. Reverse geocoding only works for the identify tool, not for rectangle, line, periphery or polygon selection.

Image for search icon

URL of the image used as search icon and for marking the search result list (Currently WebOffice flex client only).

File extension (e.g. .gif or .jpg) must be included.

Image file must have size 24x24 pixels.

For external Calls only?

Defines whether the geolocator may only be used for external parameterized calls. If activated, the geolocator search is neglected for clients with a user input.


Geolocator properties



The geolocator represents the results in WGS84. If you realize some mismatch/offset in the geolocator result in WebOffice 10.9 SP1 clients, you will have to define the proper transformation to WGS84 on the main map service in ArcMap. After that restart the map service and reload resources.

If the transformation will not be accepted then the current coordinate system needs to be changed in WGS 1984 Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere)'.


Configuration of the transformation to the geolocator in ArcMap

Configuration of the transformation to the geolocator in ArcMap



Specify the selection display of the geolocator in Point Symbology.

Specify a certain search extent in Search Extent.


In order to provide a geolocator search in your WebOffice 10.9 SP1 project you need to configure a geolocator service. See chapter Geolocator Service for details.

Define a geolocator query together with your desired result fields. See chapter Geolocator Query for details.

Please find more details about the geolocator query in the WebOffice core client in chapter Geolocator Query.