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Geographic data enrichment

Mapping your data offers great insight into spatial patterns and allows for quick and easy visual analysis, but there may be times where you would like to obtain contextual information to provide deeper insights about the area surrounding that data. Esri's geographic data enrichment capabilities allow you to answer questions about locations that you can't answer with maps alone; for example, What kind of people live here? What do people like to do in this area? What are their habits and lifestyles? What kind of businesses are in this area?

In Esri Maps for SharePoint, you can append geographic data enrichment variables to your existing SharePoint lists when completing the Esri Maps Locate or Esri Maps Connect Workflows. Data enrichment variables are contextual variables available for locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and some countries in Western Europe. Available variables include demographic and socioeconomic factors, age distributions, landscape data, and area wealth information.

As part of the Esri Maps Locate and Esri Maps Connect workflows, you can optionally choose to add these data variables while completing the workflow.

  1. Check the Enrich data check box and click Next.
    Enrich data check box
  2. Click the applicable data collection to move to the variables panel.
    Geographic data enrichment select data collection
  3. Check the check box beside the applicable variables for the data collection and click Next.
  4. Review the data enrichment summary showing the distance parameters for retrieving data and the total number of ArcGIS credits consumed. By default, data variables are retrieved for a one-mile circle around each feature location. To change the radius to use a drive time or drive distance instead of a circle, click the edit link.
    Geographic data enrichment summary
  5. Click Add data to system. The data variables are appended to your existing SharePoint list and also display in feature pop-ups on the map.