ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint leverages the Microsoft SharePoint framework to offer interactive and configurable mapping components that give you a geospatial view of your organization's data. With ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint, you can create maps that combine your SharePoint data with published geographic content from ArcGIS. You can also share the maps you create in ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint with others in and outside of your organization using ArcGIS.
The ArcGIS Map Search app part included with ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint allows you to tag all your SharePoint documents using location information by dragging documents or document libraries onto a map. After the appropriate tags have been generated, click on the map to view the documents associated with that location.
Once ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint is installed and configured, you have access to the following three components to help you map and organize your SharePoint and ArcGIS data:
- ArcGIS Maps Locate workflow
- ArcGIS Maps web part
- ArcGIS Map Search app part
ArcGIS Map Search app part
The ArcGIS Map Search app part allows you to quickly locate documents stored in your SharePoint site collection using location attributes.
Start by adding one or more reference layers to the map in ArcGIS Map Search. Then drag documents onto the map to automatically tag them using geographic information. After the tags are generated, you can use the ArcGIS Map Search map to find documents related to a specific location. Click on the map or type specific keywords to view a list of documents tagged with attributes related to the map location.
ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint and ArcGIS
ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint works directly with your organization's ArcGIS subscription to allow you to access geographic content to enhance your business data. You must be signed in to ArcGIS to use ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint. Depending on how your administrator has configured the application, you may be prompted to provide your ArcGIS credentials. Your subscription includes a number of service credits, which are the currency of ArcGIS and are used in exchange for most of the ArcGIS services your organization uses. The number of service credits required depends on the type of service you are using. To help you estimate how many service credits you will need, see Understand credits.
With ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint, you can add data from ArcGIS or your SharePoint lists to your map to help you visualize your data in new ways. Once you have created the desired maps and layers in ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint, you can publish them to ArcGIS to share them with others.
ArcGIS Maps Locate workflow
SharePoint lists containing address data must be geocoded—or spatially enabled—before you can add the data to the map. Geocoding is the process of taking data, such as an address, and converting it to a coordinate that corresponds to a location in a coordinate system. Using the ArcGIS Maps Locate workflow, you can geocode lists containing addresses, U.S. cities, U.S. states, U.S. ZIP Codes, world cities, and countries.
The ArcGIS Maps Locate workflow reads specified information from your SharePoint list and generates a new list column containing location information that can be used to plot features on a map.
ArcGIS Maps web part
ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint offers interactive and configurable mapping components that can give you a geospatial view of your organization's data in SharePoint. Add dynamic maps to your SharePoint site to help you analyze your business data visually. Add layers to your maps from ArcGIS or SharePoint lists that have been geocoded using the ArcGIS Maps Locate workflow. Publish your maps to ArcGIS to share with others.
With the ArcGIS Maps web part, you can do the following:
- Add interactive maps to your SharePoint pages.
- Add location-based lists or ArcGIS content to your maps.
- Add context and precision to your location-based lists with Esri demographic data.
- Share maps and layers on ArcGIS for the public or your organization.
- Connect to a List web part using web part connections.