What is GeoNet?

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Welcome to GeoNet, the Esri Community! We’re excited to have you join us. Before you get started on your journey, we invite you to check out the information below about our community mission, member guidelines and getting started tips. 


What is GeoNet?

GeoNet is where the Esri Community—customers, partners, Esri staff, and others in the GIS and geospatial professional community—connect, collaborate and share experiences.


What is the mission of GeoNet?

The mission of GeoNet is to be the central online destination where the Esri Community gathers to exchange ideas, solve problems, accelerate success and build relationships to create a better world through the use of geographic information technology. 


Let’s get started!

Now that you know the purpose and mission of GeoNet, you can follow the steps below to begin your journey.


Step 1 – Create your GeoNet account

In order to contribute to the GeoNet Community, you’ll need to create an account. Click here to begin. If you already have an account, skip this step and go to Step 2.


Step 2 – Review the GeoNet Community Guiding Principles

We invite you to begin your journey by checking out the Community Guiding Principles: “Be Helpful. Be Human. Be Smart.” They closely align with our GeoNet Terms of Use, and you can use these Guiding Principles as a quick check to make sure your contributions are adding value and supporting our community goals. 


Step 3 – Visit the GeoNet Help group for Getting Started tips

Make the most of your GeoNet experience and get to know the basic tools, features and quick tips in the GeoNet Help group.


We’re excited to have you join us and we hope enjoy your experience in the GeoNet Community. We look forward to seeing your contributions!


If you have questions, please contact the GeoNet Community team at geonet@esri.com.

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