Welcome to 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 tips on getting started.
What is Esri Community?
The Esri Community is where the Esri Community—customers, Esri staff, and others in the GIS and geospatial professional community—connect, collaborate, share ideas and grow their career.
What is the mission of Esri Community?
The mission of Esri Community is to provide a central online destination where members can gather to exchange ideas, solve problems, accelerate success and build relationships to create a better world through the use of geospatial technology. To help guide and make sure you have a positive, productive, and fulfilling experience in the community, below are our Esri Community Guiding Principles.
Esri Community Guiding Principles
Being helpful means, you should always try and elevate the conversation with a thoughtful contribution while thinking of others. Examples of Being Helpful include:
Being human means professionally being yourself. An important part of collaboration includes building relationships and getting to know each other. We encourage you to be social and share parts of who you are that are appropriate and meaningful because doing so helps make the community more connected and human. Examples of "Being Human" include:
Being smart means to think before you post. If something makes you the slightest bit uncomfortable, figure out what needs to be changed, edit your content, then post. Examples of "Being Smart" include:
The Esri Logo and Esri Staff & Distributors
You will notice that some community members have an Esri indicator next to their names. This means they are either Esri Inc or an Esri Global Distributor employee.
Like you, they are members of the community, and we encourage them to share their knowledge, product updates, and opinions here.
We want this to be the best community it can possibly be - so let us know what you think or how we can help improve your experience in Esri Community. You can submit your feedback in the Community Basics section, look for the Community Feedback board.
Moderation and content review
When needed, the Esri Community team and moderators will review comments before or as they are posted. Those that are off-topic, not relevant to GIS, or violate any policies will be redirected, removed, or not posted.
Regarding violations, we will follow a Steer, Edit, Lock, Archive, Ban policy.
All stages of this violation process are subject to the context of the violation. The Community team will communicate at each phase of the violation. We hope to enforce these rules on a limited basis and encourage you to follow the Community Guidelines to ensure a meaningful and respectful experience for all members of the Esri Community.
Flag inappropriate content for review
If you recognize any violation of these guidelines, please notify us within the community by choosing "Report Inappropriate Content" from the post's Options menu and let us know why you feel the content is inappropriate
Ready to Get Started?
For quick tips and information on how to use Esri Community, check out the quick help section, found under your Avatar drop-down menu in the top navigation bar. For more in-depth community help, visit the Community Basics area (can be found in the top navigation bar of any page and in the footer).