We’re excited to announce that the technology platform behind the GeoNet community will be changing in 2020, which will bring a new community user experience, features, and design to GeoNet, The Esri Community.
GeoNet, The Esri Community platform is changing in the second half of 2020. As of now, there are no anticipated interruptions to the community that are related to the update. You can continue to use GeoNet as usual.
Follow the GeoNet Lounge. The GeoNet Team will provide communication here to inform you about the new platform.
At 200,000 registered members and more than 13,000 monthly active members, the GeoNet community has become an indispensable experience that our users and staff rely on to work better, stay connected, and build a better geospatial world. In 2019 alone, GeoNet had 4.2 million unique visitors and more than 18.3 million page views to answered questions, blogs, and other content.
Over the years, the GeoNet community has shared feedback about the community experience with the following requests:
Smarter search capabilities
Enhanced integration with Esri websites
Improved mobile experience
As this exciting transition develops, we will be working with the community towards enhancing these key areas. Your feedback and engagement will be important to us and we encourage you to provide feedback and ask questions throughout the process.
What you need to know now...
While the new community development is underway, there are no anticipated interruptions to the community performance on the current platform, and the community will continue to be live through the transition to the new platform. The GeoNet Team will provide updates and announcements about the new community platform update in the GeoNet Lounge.
Thank you for being a part of the Esri Community and we look forward to working with you on a new and improved GeoNet!
Weare excitedto announce the 2019GeoNetContestwinners!
Thank you tothe many members that encourage discussions, provide answers, and share knowledge throughout the community.Youdedicate countless hours to helping others become more efficient withEsriproducts while also helping them grow in their GIS career.
We especially want to thank a few of our members who have excelled as our top participants. These winners will be receiving a variety of prizes as outlined in the 2019GeoNet Contest Prizes. Some of these prizes include aconference registration,EsriCertification Exams, ArcGIS Home Use Licenses,EsriVirtual Training, andEsriPress books.
This year we introduced three levels to the contest:Elite-based on the total number of points earned in 2019;Expert-based on most answers marked correct;andRookie-based onnew membersthatjoined in 2019. Winners in these levels are then recognizedbyfirst, second, and third placebased onthe most earned points within each levelduring the year.
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We are updating the GeoNet Contest for 2019. Our current structure is comprised of a semiannual and an annual contest based on most points earned within that period of time. This method recognizes our most active and contributing members with the highest points for the year.
For 2019 we are expanding the contest to include and recognize new contributors to the community. We are updating our prize packages and we are aligning our points and badge system with our GeoNet Guiding Principles: Be Helpful, Be Human, Be Smart.
The new contest will be one annual contest with multiple levels. Focusing on contributions throughout the year. The new structure will continue to honor and recognize our MVPs - but at a new level called Elite. In addition, we are expanding the program to include two new levels: Expert level: which recognizes users focused on sharing knowledge by correctly answering questions and Rookie level: which will recognize new users.
Total overall points for the year – designed for seasoned/existing members who are answering questions and creating new content.
Most replies marked as correct answers (within the year), designed for most helpful/knowledgeable members
Rookie of the Year level:
Overall points for new members – designed for members who joined the community in 2019
We are also restructuring the prize packages. We want to reward our contest winners with prizes designed to strengthen Esri knowledge by providing more access to Esri conferences, software licenses, press publications, and developer subscriptions. We are also including the option to transfer conference or software licensing to another member of the winner’s organization.
Winner’s choice of either Esri UC Conference Registration or Developer Summit Conference Registration**
ArcGIS for Personal Use License, or Developer Subscription
Esri & GeoNet swag box
Expert Prize Package (top 3 Experts)
Winner's choice of Training Voucher /Certification Exam Voucher
Choice of Esri Press Publication
Esri & GeoNet swag box
Rookie Prize Package (top 3 Rookies)
Choice of Esri Press Publication
Esri & GeoNet swag box
**The winner can send another person from their organization if they cannot attend, or they can donate it to a non-profit organization.
To support these changes the points and badge system will also be updated to better reflect our Guiding Principles and align with the meaningful journey we intend for all GeoNet members. For example, more points will be award for the behaviors we want to see and have repeated. Less points, or less repetition for basic, low value-add actions. In addition, we are updating many of the badge names with more of a resonance in a GIS and Geospatial Community. Check out our new points structure here: GeoNet Points System - Updated.
In addition to the changes to the contest, we are reworking our overall MVP program, stay tuned for those updates later this year.
Thank you for your participation and contributions to the GeoNet Community!
The 2018 contest winners have been named; however, I'd like to take a moment and recognize those from Esri who have contributed so much to our community. They have done a great job demonstrating the GeoNet Community Guiding Principles by "Being Helpful, Being Human and Being Smart" in their contributions. This list is only a portion of the many that you may see in the community; however, we are thankful for all of our staff as they help make GeoNet a better place.
We are excited to announce the 2018 GeoNet Grand Prize and the Semi-Annual contest winners. The Semi-Annual is held from July 1st - December 31st and the Grand Prize runs from January 1st through December 31st.
We are thankful for the many users that encourage discussions, provide answers, and share knowledge throughout the community. They dedicate countless hours to helping others become more efficient with Esri products while also helping them grow in their GIS career.
We would like to especially thank a few of our members who have excelled as our top participants. These winners will be receiving a variety of prizes as outlined in the 2018 GeoNet Contest Prizes. Some of these prizes include a tablet, conference registrations, Amazon gift cards, Esri Certification Exams, ArcGIS Home Use Licenses, Esri Virtual Training, and Esri Press books.
We would like to announce the winners of the 2018 Mid-Year Semi-Annual GeoNet Contest held from January 1st - June 30th, 2018. This contest runs during the first and second half of the year. There is also a year-long contest for our grand prizes. You can read more on this in the GeoNet Contest group.
We appreciate each of our users and their contribution to the community. Each post, reply, and helpful rating helps GIS userscreate a collaborative atmosphere in order to findsolutions to their problems, which helps us achieve our GeoNet goal: to help you work better and ultimately create a stronger, more valuable GIS and Esri Community. We would like to especially thank a few of our members who have excelled as our top participants.
Our winners will be receiving a variety of prizes as outlined in the 2018 GeoNet Contest Prizes. Some of these prizes include Amazon gift cards, Esri Certification Exams, ArcGIS Home Use Licenses, and Esri Press books.
Within the community, they will be awarded the 2018 MVP Badge that they can proudly display on their profile and in theirMe in Three. They will also get an "MVP Champion" icon beside their name.
**This winners list has been updated (on 8/17/18) due to a points reporting and system process error within the community. As a result, we have corrected the winners as noted but we would still like to recognize Randy Burton, Thomas Colson, Curtis Price and Ken Buja as top contributors and award them as honorary MVPs for this 2018 semi-annual contest. We apologize for any confusion and we appreciate your understanding and support.
Thank you all for your contributions to the community!
The 2017 contest winners have been named; however, I'd like to take a moment and recognize those from Esri who have contributed so much to our community. They have done a great job demonstrating the https://community.esri.com/docs/DOC-8961-geonet-community-guiding-principles?sr=search&searchId=7f73...by "Being Helpful, Being Human and Being Smart" in their contributions. This list is only a portion of the many that you may see in the community; however, we are thankful for all of our staff as they help make GeoNet a better place.