Specify the location type


You need the following account and license types to use this workflow:

  • Microsoft license—You need a Microsoft 365 license with the Contributor role or higher to specify the location type for ArcGIS for Microsoft 365 data.
  • ArcGIS account type—Standard users can perform the basic functions of this workflow; you do not need to sign in.

You can specify the data location type.

See Data and geocoding to learn more about geocoding.

To add ArcGIS for SharePoint data to a map, the SharePoint data must contain at least one of these location types: coordinates (latitude and longitude values), EsriJSON, or SharePoint Geolocation.

The location type determines how the data is mapped. If you choose Coordinates or SharePoint Geolocation, the locations are mapped as points. If you choose EsriJSON Geometry, the data is mapped as polygons, polylines, or points.

To specify a location type, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Add from SharePoint pane, click Configure data Configure data and choose a location type from the Location types drop-down menu.

    The available data options depend on the location type you choose. Use the drop-down menus to choose the appropriate columns in the data to match the location options.

  2. Choose and format the location type.
    • Coordinates—Use the Longitude (X) and Latitude (Y) drop-down menus to match columns in the data that contain coordinates. Use the Spatial Reference drop-down menu to choose a spatial reference system, search for a well-known ID (WKID), or select the 4326 - GCS WGS 1984 default value.

      See the Coordinate Systems: What's the Difference ArcGIS blog article to learn more about WKIDs.

    • EsriJSON Geometry—Use the Geometry column drop-down menu to identify which column contains the geometry. EsriJSON encodes both geometry and feature information into objects. An Esri feature set is a collection of features with the same geometry type and coordinate system. In a JSON document, a feature set is represented by a JSON object.
    • SharePoint Geolocation—Use the Geolocation field drop-down menu to identify which column contains single-column coordinates; this will always be Location: Coordinates.

      To use the SharePoint Geolocation location type, you first need to use SharePoint to convert standard coordinates to a single column with the data type set to Location. For example, convert an address in multiple columns, such as 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington D.C., U.S.A. to a single column 38° 53' 52.6452'' N 77° 2' 11.6160'' W. In SharePoint, this column is named Location: Coordinates by default.

  3. Click Add to map.