ArcGIS Mapping for SharePoint 2.0: Simple-to-Use Software Adds Maps and Spatial Analytics to SharePoint

Esri announced the release of ArcGIS Mapping for SharePoint 2.0 today. ArcGIS Mapping for SharePoint is a set of easy-to-configure Web parts, delivered as an out-of-the box solution for displaying information on a map in SharePoint. With the latest release, it is much easier for ArcGIS Server users to work with their information in Microsoft’s file-sharing and Web publishing software. Version 2.0 features a streamlined user interface and advanced geoprocessing capabilities built on an extensible framework.

Users can quickly create new maps or add existing maps and perform advanced spatial analysis on layers within Web Map Part using ArcGIS Server geoprocessing services as tools. New geocoding enhancements shorten workflows by allowing address locations to be automatically updated when a data record is added or changed. Esri also revamped the software to improve extensibility, providing a lightweight framework that makes it easy to add custom commands, behaviors, and layout widgets to the application.

“We have greatly simplified the effort required to create new maps in SharePoint and add maps from existing ArcGIS applications,” said Bob Hazelton, product manager for ArcGIS Mapping for SharePoint. “This opens the audience pool to include designers with no programming background. Developers will find the ability to extend ArcGIS Mapping for SharePoint with the ArcGIS API for Silverlight to be very helpful.”

To download or get more information, visit www.esri.com/sharepoint. Outside the United States, please contact your local Esri distributor; see www.esri.com/distributors for a current distributor list.

[Source: Esri press release]

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