Address Point Editor

The creation and sustainable maintenance of an authoritative address point resource has been identified as a desirable goal by the MetroGIS stakeholder community.

MetroGIS has developed a web editing tool for address point data.  The tool is intended to be hosted by counties and other organizations that want to facilitate the creation and maintenance of an authoritative dataset for address points.

Acquiring the Editing Tool

This ArcGIS Server based tool was developed by North Point Geographic Solutions under contract with the Metropolitan Council.

The tool is available for free to be installed and hosted by government entities in Minnesota that wish to aggregate address points data for inclusion in a regional or state wide dataset.

Version 3.0 of the MetroGIS Address Point Editor Tool is now available (as of March 16, 2015)

Examples of hosts:

  • Counties that want to aggregate address point data produced by city address authorities;
  • Counties serving in the role of address authorities;
  • Regional or state agencies serving in a similar role;

To acquire the tool, all government agencies in Minnesota can register here and accept the Access and Use Agreement. North Point Geographic Solutions will then send a link to the source code.

Other organizations may directly contact North Point about access to the tool.

Tool Host Requirements

  • ArcGIS Server 10.2
  • ArcSDE
  • Either MS Access or MS SQL Server
  • Windows Server running Internet Information Services (IIS)

To learn more, see the Address Editor Install and User Guide.

The Address Editor Application can also be downloaded from the NPGS hosted Stash Git system.  This method allows users to download the code from a version controlled environment.  If the application needs a bug fix or an update users can merge the new code from Git into their local copy.  Additional information on the version control environment can be found here: Address Editor Application Git Source Code Download Guide

Versions and Enhancements:

On March 13, 2015, MetroGIS completed enhancements to the editing tool.  This ‘Version 3.0’ functional enhancement included: reporting functionality, add-multiple-new-points tool, view attributes of multiple selected points, expandable comments field, calculate hypothetical address function, and ability to identify and report proposed address points. 

Tool Users (as of March 2015)

The following host organizations have acquired the tool for testing, assessment and/or deployment:

> Anoka County
> Carver County
> Dakota County
> Hennepin County
> Ramsey County
> Scott County
> Washington County

> City of Burnsville
> City of Eagan
> City of Farmington
> City of Rosemount

Documents & Resources

MetroGIS Address Point Specification Proposed Modifications to Accomodate NextGen 911
(Published 08.19.2016)

MetroGIS Address Point Data Provider Registry
(Published 05.19.2016)

NENA Information Document for Development of Site/Structure Address Point GIS Data for 911
(Published 09.18.2015)

MetroGIS Address Points Database Specifications
(Approved 04.24.2015)

Regional Occupiable Units Address Dataset Vision Document (2005)


July 31, 2013
Address Point Editing Tool Version 2.0
The Metropolitan Council has contracted with North Point Geographics to develop enhancements and improvements to the original Editor Tool; version 2.0 is planned to be available in Fall 2013;

February 28, 2013
Address Point Editing Tool Users [To Date]
The following host organizations have acquired the tool: Anoka County, Carver County, Dakota County Ramsey County, Scott County

The following address authorities are known end users of the tool: City of Burnsville, Dakota County, City of Eagan, City of Farmington, City of Rosemount