Esri UC Closing Session: Conference Stats, Esri Community MVP and Map Gallery Winners

07-16-2021 07:00 AM
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Jack was joined by Esri leadership to close out the 2021 Esri User Conference, where they took the time to share their thoughts and takeaways from the conference experience. Read on for stats from your activity in the conference and join us in celebrating Esri Community MVP and map gallery winners.  

Almost half of the attendees this year were from an international audience. On Twitter, participants shared how they connected to watch virtual events with parties and barbeques.



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Jack summed up some feedback from the User Conference, where you showed collective interest in ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Enterprise on Kubernetes, computer-aided design and drafting (CAD) & business information model (BIM) integration, and game engine visualizations. You also commented that you were inspired by this year's plenary.



Your Feedback to Esri

Ahead of the Esri User Conference, Jack and other staff personally "listen" to user feedback through the product and Pre-UC surveys. Take a look at responses to common questions that came in through those surveys at Esri User Conference Q&A 2021.


Quick Facts & Stats from Esri UC 2021

  • 71,723 Registered Attendees
  • 2,500 Esri Staff in Attendance
  • 200+ Countries/Territories Represented
  • 153 Technical Workshops
  • 251 User Videos
  • 181 Exhibitors
  • 57 SIGs

Out of the 153 technical workshops presented, your top 10 sessions were:

  • ArcGIS API for Python: An Introduction
  • ArcGIS Arcade: An Introduction
  • ArcGIS Field Maps: An Introduction & What's New
  • ArcGIS Field Maps: Migrating to Field Maps
  • ArcGIS Online: Choosing the Right App
  • ArcGIS Online: The New Map Viewer
  • ArcGIS Pro Editing: An Overview
  • ArcGIS Pro: Mapping and Visualization
  • ArcGIS & Microsoft 365: Better Together
  • Spatial Data Science in ArcGIS

Out of the 251 user presentations, your top 10 sessions were:


Your Feedback on the User Conference Experience

We heard about the issues, outages, and audio problems during the conference, and we sincerely apologize for your experience. All sessions are now available on-demand and will be on the platform until August 1, 2021. After August 1, 2021, modified content will be available to the public until October 13, 2021.

As for next year, we hope you look forward to joining us in person in San Diego!

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Congratulations to Our 2020 Esri Community Award Winners


On the awards page, Dan Patterson, Retired Geoinformatics Instructor (left), Robert Scheitlin, GISP, GIS Manager for Calhoun County, Alabama (right), and Joshua Bixby, Geospatial Systems Engineer, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (not pictured) were acknowledged for their 2020 Esri Community Contest win. The Esri Community Contest is where we recognize members who contribute to the success of other ArcGIS users by answering questions, contributing content, and sharing their expertise. Join us in congratulating our members! Learn more about the contest and our winners in GeoNet 2020 Contest Winners!

Map Gallery Winners

Here are a few select winners from the Esri Map Gallery for inspiration. Learn about the stories behind the maps by visiting the gallery:

Best Cartography,
 ICA and IMIA Recognition of Excellence in Cartography,
3rd Place – Spatial Analysis using ArcGIS StoryMaps

Southern Journey: The Migrations of the American South, 1790-2010


Justin Madron, Nathaniel Ayers, and Ed Ayers of the University of Richmond illustrate migration patterns from the American South with ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS StoryMaps.


Best Dashboard Map

1st Place - Australian Tree Crop Map Dashboard


Craig Shephard and Joel McKechnie of the University of New England tell the story of the commercial horticulture tree crops in Australia using ArcGIS Dashboards, ArcGIS Experience Builder, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Pro.


Most Innovative
1st Place – ArcGIS Analytics Methods and Results, 1st Place Most Innovative Map
COVID-19 Spatio-temporal Case-Density Map: Where Have the COVID-19 Outbreaks Been Sustained in Japan...


Tomoki Nakaya and Shohei Nagata of Tohoku University created a three-dimensional interactive map for the temporal aspects of COVID-19 outbreaks in Japan with ArcGIS 3D Analyst, ArcGIS API for Python, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, and ArcGIS API for JavaScript.


Map Series or Atlas

1st Place – National Park Road Trip Atlas


David B. Sherman explains how this map was created with his children through a family road trip to multiple National Parks, totaling more than 5,000 miles and 24 days.

Educational Map
1st Place – Analyzing Active Volcanoes in Space and Time on Jupiter's Moon, Io


Morghan Montez and Mark Kumler, Ph.D. of the University of Redlands used ArcGIS Pro to study active volcanoes on Jupiter's Moon concurrently in space and time.

View all  Map Gallery Award Winners | View Map Gallery


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