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Community Champion

ArcGIS Maps and LSOA codes (UK) Not working

We are trying to use ArcGIS Maps and we have LSOA code 


"Lower Layer Super Output Area (LSOA) is a geospatial statistical unit used in England and Wales to facilitate the reporting of small area statistics. They are part of the ONS coding system created by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). They have a minimum population of 1000 with a mean size of 1,500."


However when I add the LSOA Code into Location, all I see is Data in Japan and nothing else. Then I try again and nothing shows up at all, so it seems a little... unuseable.


Can anyone tell me either the best way to use LSOA codes with ArcGIS maps OR if I should be using another map?

Community Support
Community Support

@DebbieE ,


Have you tried custom visual like below?



Community Support Team _ Jimmy Tao

If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

After having a look at some other peoples responses to this. this visual wont work for LSOA because there are way too many LSOA codes and it would be almost impossible to get them plotted onto the map. So this visual isnt really workable for LSOA codes

Super User
Super User

This doesnt help either. The geographics data is specifically using LSOA codes. They dont have latitude of longitude. Surely there is a visual that works with LSOA codes?

I believe this is similar to an issue we have observed in May last year, ticket raised with MS. This was the response

We had a look in how you were using the LSOAs or MSOAs columns to visualize Census data to represent UK boundaries in the ArcGIS map. We identified that the columns used for mapping the data on the visual are alphanumeric and not ideal for ArcGIS map visual. We discussed possibilities of changing the column to represent the Census areas and ended up using the correct column for this scenario which was Output Areas (OAs) which is a geography very granular and helpful in this scenario.


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