Create a new list in Sharepoint that can be location enabled/mapped in Sharepoint ?

09-03-2015 04:49 PM
New Contributor III

Is it possible to create a new list in Sharepoint where a user can add the location to a new item they are populating using Esri Maps for Sharepoint? I don't have an existing list/spreadsheet, we need to create it and allow the user to add the item to the map. Specifically, we are creating list of grant applications and want to our staff to identify the new applications location using the mapping interface in Sharepoint. Is this possible? The documentation I read seemed to indicate you could only spatially enable existing spreadsheets not seem to create new ones where the Shape X, Y data would be populated by the user editing the map. Any feedback or links would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,


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New Contributor

Of course you can  create a new list and add the list  to the map .

There are some different scenarios.  1) If there is address information in the list, in order to get coordinates you need to run workflow to geocode the list .After that you can load data to the map. 2) If  you already have coordinates(eg.Shape X,Y) in the list, you can directly load data to the map. 3) You can also use "customer location type" to link to arcgis online to get  the geometry info when you load data to map.

Sum up, you can definitely create new list with/without Shape X, Y and load the list to Map. For the list without Shape X,Y, Add and run the locate workflow will spatially enable the list.

Here is the link:

Esri Maps Locate workflow—Esri Maps for SharePoint | ArcGIS

New Contributor II

Hi Liz

With M4SP, you can digitize on a  map interface (available in the list item edit page) to generate X and Y coordinates. The following are the steps:

1. Create a new SharePoint list;

2. Create X and Y column (Number based). The column names can be arbitrary, but it is recommended to follow some patterns, such as ShapeX and ShapeY.

3. Create a field of the type "Esri Maps Location" and then map the above created columns to Lat and Lon. For example, the following screenshot demostrates that we map the Y column to Latitude and X column to Longitude. You can also alternatively choose to map to Shape column, so you can digitize the polygon and poly line. If you choose to map to Shape, please remember to specify the geometry type (e.g., point/polygon/polyline)

4. Now you should be able to start digitizing on the map. Create a new list item and choose the digitize tool to start digitize points. The coordinates would be automatically saved to the X and Y columns. The following screenshots demonstrate a point example and a polygon example.

5. You can create more columns on this list and populate the list on these columns as you digitize the point;

6. The list can be directly added to Esri Maps Web Part for visualization (e.g., view the list as a whole)



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New Contributor III

Thank you very much!

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