This is an archive related to a previous version of Esri Maps for SharePoint. If you need the current version go to http://doc.arcgis.com/en/maps-for-sharepoint/.
The ArcGIS Map Web Part provides the ability to add layers to the map by browsing to or searching for SharePoint lists, ArcGIS Server services, and services from ArcGIS.com. Use Browse to view the data provided by a SharePoint site or an ArcGIS Server instance you already know about. Use Search to find places or discover layers to add.
The ArcGIS Map Web Part only makes a SharePoint list available for adding to a map if the list has been spatially enabled. You can spatially enable a list of addresses using the Esri MAPS Locate workflow, and spatially enable a list of coordinates by adding an Esri Maps Location field to the list.
SharePoint lists are tables of data made available through a SharePoint site. The ArcGIS Map Web Part can display SharePoint lists stored within any site in any SharePoint farm. A SharePoint farm can consist of one or more SharePoint servers that host one or more web applications, each of which can contain one or more site collections. Each site collection contains one or more sites, which is where lists are stored.
While SharePoint lists represent a dataset within SharePoint, SharePoint users always interact with lists through views. In the ArcGIS Map Web Part, this means that lists cannot be added directly. Rather, list views are what you actually add to the map. On the Browse pane, you can see the available views for a list by expanding the list's node. The Crime Data list contains three views—All Items, Felonies, and Misdemeanors.
The ArcGIS Map Web Part browse functionality allows you to add an ArcGIS Server service to the Map web part. The services made available by any ArcGIS Server REST endpoint can be viewed by selecting an endpoint from the Browse drop-down list or typing all, or part of a REST endpoint's uniform resource locator (URL) into the text box.
The search functionality allows you to search for places using the World Geocoder service; search ArcGIS.com to find map, feature, and image services; and search the web for the ArcGIS Server services containing the specified keyword.
With the search functionality provided by the ArcGIS Map Web Part, you can find addresses, monuments, geographic entities (for example, cities or states), intersections, landmarks, or other points of interest.
In general, the more specific you are in your search, the greater the likelihood you will find what you're searching for; therefore, provide as much detail as you can. For example, compare the results of a search for San Carlos with a search for San Carlos, CA.
Searching ArcGIS provides access to content such as a map service, feature service, or image service shared by Esri and GIS users around the world.
The ArcGIS Map Web Part search functionality allows you to search for map, feature, and image services that are publicly available on the Internet.