LocateXT API

Designed for integration into larger systems and workflows, the LocateXT API makes the core LocateXT extraction engine available for software developers and integrators

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LocateXT API Features

Product specific features

Stand-alone API

LocateXT engine delivered as a “black box.” Designed to be integrated into an existing large system, vendor solution, or workflow and called as needed.

Easy Integration

Easily integrated with basic Microsoft COM technology


Full file name of document to scan, or text stream to scan


Comma Separated Values (CSV), KML

Custom Extraction

Design custom workflows leveraging LocateXT Custom Location (gazetteer) and Custom Attributes (keyword search/extract controls) functionality


32-bit or 64-bit version, licensed annually per process

LocateXT Features

Product line core features

Discover & Extract

Discovers & extracts geocoordinates, user-defined place names, image geotags, dates, and other critical information from unstructured data

Unstructured Data

Supports all Microsoft Office documents (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Adobe PDF, XML, HTML, Text and more, including social media text

Coordinate Formats

Identifies and extracts thousands of variations of geocoordinate formats: DD, DM, DMS, UTM, and MGRS

Place Name Extraction

Configure place name extraction using geospatial layers or gazetteer files

Location Context

Textual content prior to and after extracted location (Pre-Text and Post-Text) included in outputs providing critical context

Geospatial Layers

Create geospatial layers from extracted locations on the Desktop, Server, or Cloud

Custom Extraction

Create custom extracted attributes by configuring keyword search and extraction controls


Different products and licensing levels to meet user needs

LocateXT API Platforms

Windows-based platforms

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LocateXT Product Comparison
Platforms LocateXT LocateXT Lite LocateXT for ArcGIS Online LocateXT ArcGIS for Server Tool LocateXT API
Google Earth      
ArcGIS Earth      
ArcGIS for Desktop     *  
ArcGIS Online/Portal for ArcGIS      
ArcGIS for Server        
Web Mapping Applications / Geoprocessing Widgets       *  
Windows platform integration, custom system        
Operates fully disconnected    
Extraction Capabilities
Custom place names
Other Information (Pre_Text, Post_Text)
Invalid coordinate logging    
Custom Attributes (keyword search, extraction controls)
Flexible Import Utility for structured data    
Data Output Capabilities
Feature Class (SDE, File, or Personal geodatabase)      
Feature Service (ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS)      
Upload supported documents as ArcGIS Online items      
Comma Separated Value (CSV) Text        
User Interfaces
LocateXT Application    
LocateXT Windows Explorer Quick Menu    
ArcMap Extension        
ArcGIS for Desktop toolbox tool (ModelBuilder support)      
LocateXT Drop Window in ArcMap (for drag & drop)        
Single Use Licenses    
Concurrent Use Licenses