We are using a local version mapviewer base map in my EID application and would want to show the Spatial text search option inside the map. The option comes up when we connect to maps.oracle.com/elocation but does not come up with our local instance. We have not imported the spatial data. Please let me know if any special configuration needs to be done.
Assuming you mean Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, it does need special configuration and deployment.
It would require a local instance of maps.oracle.com/elocation with the mapping and geocoding components. That in turn needs the spatial data in your local database instance (i.e. the geocoding reference data in the GC_* tables).