We’re pleased to announce the release of Esri Maps for Office v1.0 powered by ArcGIS Online.
Esri Maps for Office is a powerful add-in for Microsoft Office that brings the capabilities of Esri’s ArcGIS Online mapping platform to Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint users.
With Esri Maps for Office, you can easily create interactive maps of your organization’s data, enabling you to see patterns that graphs and charts cannot reveal. Any of the interactive maps you create can be embedded in PowerPoint, so you can make your presentations even more impactful. And by leveraging ArcGIS Online, you can quickly and securely share your interactive maps in web pages, blogs, and mobile apps as well as with ArcGIS users.
Within Excel, it takes just a few seconds to create an interactive map of your data. You can map your data regionally, such as by postal code, create point maps that show individual locations, generate heat maps to show where there are concentrations of points, and more. Esri Maps for Office gives you broad control over styling your mapped data, enabling you to make the important facts stand out.
In PowerPoint, maps can be inserted as static images or as “live” maps that you can interact with during your presentations. Live maps allow for zooming in and out, moving around the map, and displaying “pop-ups” with additional information about map features when you hover the mouse over them.
Several updates have been made from Beta to v1.0 to improve the overall performance and experience, including:
- Improved user experience for adding Excel data
- Export your point data enriched with location information
- Notification of errors when finding locations
If you are traveling to the International User Conference in San Diego next week, please come by and see us at the Location Analytics Island in the Esri Showcase!
~Esri Maps for Office team