How to add the what3words Locator to ArcGIS for SharePoint
This guide describes how to use what3words ArcGIS Locator in the ArcGIS for Office application, adding a geographic component to the data analysis capabilities of Microsoft Office. ArcGIS for Office is a free add-on that works with your existing ArcGIS subscription. You can transform your Excel data, graphs and charts into interactive maps to see data from a different perspective. Then, use Microsoft PowerPoint to share your map, embedding it in your PowerPoint presentations. By adding a dynamic map, you take your slides to the next level.
- To use what3words ArcGIS locator in ArcGIS for SharePoint application, you need to have an ArcGIS subscription to allow you to use the geocoding functionality. Please make sure you have installed what3words ArcGIS locator on your ArcGIS Online account and share across your organisation, follow the instruction here;
- To Install the ArcGIS for SharePoint on a SharePoint site, please follow these instructions;
- When the installation is completed, please make sure to configure ArcGIS for SharePoint.
Add data from ArcGIS
Turn the Edit mode on the site. Then, from the map tools, select the Layers icon. A panel will appear with the 2 choices above-mentioned, this time pick Add from ArcGIS(+ArcGIS). Search for a layer or a web map to add to the map from the drop-down menu, or type one or more keywords in the Search text box and press Enter. Once you are happy with the service you want to use, click its Add button (+), next to their name. A layer or web map containing the data is added to the map, and the map view zooms to display the full extent of the layer. The layer is listed in the layer list.
Click the Back button when you have finished adding layers from ArcGIS Online to return to the layer list.
Geotag and geosearch
ArcGIS for SharePoint offers a new feature that enables users to geotag SharePoint documents by using attributes from referenced layers. You can perform a geosearch to quickly find documents not only in your SharePoint site collection, but also across your organisation based on a location on the map or attributes assigned to the documents as geotags.
By adding a SharePoint document with a set of coordinates and a related what3words field, you could select the what3words attributes as shown in this example.
Then you could make sure you can geosearch on the what3words attribute by checking the Show search results from the SharePoint document with the what3words attribute.
Now you will be able to display this SharePoint document on the search input box. If you select this document, you will be able to georesearch specifically your what3words attributes that are on the document.