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/.
Esri Maps for SharePoint works directly with your organization's ArcGIS subscription, allowing you to search for content within your organization and, if enabled by your administrator, search for public content published by the GIS community, including Esri, and local governments and agencies around the world. Adding data from ArcGIS is a quick and easy way to add content to your map to complement your existing SharePoint data. For example, you may have SharePoint data showing proposed store locations and want to add household income census data from ArcGIS for those areas to visually analyze trends.
Only layers that are added while the Esri Maps Web Part is in Edit mode are persisted in the map.
If your organization's administrator has restricted the ability to search for content outside of your organization, the search only returns results from your organization and the All results and My organization options will not be visible.
A layer containing the data is added to the map and is listed in the Contents pane.