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/.

Add content to the map

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.

Add Content

Browsing for content

Browsing to a SharePoint list

Prerequisite:

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.

  1. Click the Browse drop-down arrow to choose a data source or enter the URL to any site within a SharePoint farm, and click the Load Data Source button (magnifying glass icon). You may notice that the current SharePoint site is included as a data source by default. After selecting a site, the spatially enabled lists contained within that site show on the Browse panel.
    Browse panel

    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.

    Expanded view of lists
    The Crime Data list contains three views—All Items, Felonies, and Misdemeanors.

  2. Select the applicable view and click Add Selected Layer.

Browsing to ArcGIS Server services

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.

  1. In the Browse panel, expand the drop-down list and choose the appropriate ArcGIS Server endpoint. ArcGIS Server endpoints show with a globe icon. Several ArcGIS Server endpoints are included by default. Alternatively, you can type the URL to an ArcGIS Server endpoint and click the Load Data Source button (magnifying glass icon). The services and folders provided by that endpoint display in the panel.

  2. Select the applicable service and click Add Selected Layer. Several different layer types can be added. See Layer types for more information about the different types. The available ArcGIS Server layer types are as follows:
    • Cached and dynamic map services—These show with the same icon in the Browse panel:
      Cached and dynamic map services
    • Image services:
      Image services
    • Layers within map services—Since this layer type renders on the client, it offers additional functionality such as pop-up windows and symbology configuration:
      Layers within a map service
    • Feature service layers—As with layers within map services, this layer type renders on the client:
      Feature service layers

Searching for content

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.

Searching places

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.

  1. Click Places (if necessary) on the Search pane.
  2. Type your search criteria and click the magnifying glass icon or press Enter to execute the search. The search results are shown in the Search pane below the search text box.

    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.

  3. To add a place to the map, click Add next to the place.

Searching ArcGIS

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.

  1. Click ArcGIS on the Search pane.
  2. Type your search criteria and click the magnifying glass icon or press Enter. All map, feature, and image services that match your criteria show in the Search panel
  3. Hover over a result to get more information about it. The result's title, owner, URL, thumbnail, description, and rating show.

    Search results shown by hovering pointer

  4. Click Add to add the result to the map.

Searching the web

The ArcGIS Map Web Part search functionality allows you to search for map, feature, and image services that are publicly available on the Internet.

  1. Click The Web on the Search pane.
  2. Type your search criteria and click the magnifying glass icon or press Enter to execute the search. The results are listed on the Search pane below the search text box.
  3. Hover over a result to see more information about it. A pop-up window appears containing the service's URL, description, and copyright information.

    Search results shown by hovering pointer

  4. To add a result to the map, click Add for that result.