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Highlight #5: Stats from UC 2019, Map Gallery and GeoNet Award Winners

07-17-2019 09:00 AM
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Unfortunately, UC 2019 had to come to an end. Good thing we have next year’s dates already set for July 13-17, 2020. Let the countdown begin!  

New and returning UC attendees certainly made their mark this year in San Diego. Here are a few UC 2019 stats from the Closing Session: 


If you watched the Plenary Livestream, you were one of 26,652 total unique viewers who joined us around the world to watch 43 speakers inspire us with how they are applying The Science of Where.  

Jack highlighted a tweet from a dedicated livestream watcher: “What happens when you can’t make the #EsriUC because you just had a baby? You stream the plenary session from the hospital room!”   

Check out our review of the Plenary with links to the YouTube playlist.  



  • 17,086 Attendees
  • 133 Countries Represented
  • 115 Interest Groups
  • 2,300+ Esri Staff
  • 59 Student Assistants

Learning & Resources 

  • 220 Paper Sessions
  • 342 Technical Workshops
  • 223 Demo Theaters
  • 137 EXPO Spotlight Talks
  • 226 Exhibitors

Logistics & Fun Stuff

  • 3,367 Airport Check-ins
  • 2,500 Gallons of Coffee
  • 44,000+ Plastic Bottles Saved
  • 1,180 Maps
  • 498 Runners in the 5K Fun Run/Walk
  • 109,500 Buttons

Dave displays his bundles of buttons and badges.

Speaking of buttons, GeoNet Member Dave Watson‌ had attendees in awe of his collection of buttons and badges.  

GeoNet button

How many of you were lucky enough to get your hands on a GeoNet button? We’ve given away about 500 of these at Esri events this year.  Be sure to look out for our button at the next event!  



Map Gallery Awards  

Out of the 1,180 maps submitted to the Map Gallery, award winners were announced during the Closing Session for the following 16 categories: 

  • ArcGIS Analytics and Results 
  • Reference Maps 
  • Thematic Maps 
  • Map Series or Atlas 
  • Educational Map 
  • Student Map up to age 12 
  • Student Map Ages 13-18 
  • Student Map - Post Secondary 
  • Communicating Science Spatially 
  • Spatial Analysis Story Map 
  • 3D Map 
  • Most Innovative 
  • People’s Choice 
  • Best Cartography  
  • ICA and IMIA Recognition of Excellence in Cartography 
  • Cartography Special Interest Group Excellence 

See the 2019 Map Gallery Award winners. Congratulations to the winners!   

GeoNet 2019 Contest Winners 

GeoNet members Robert Scheitlin, GISP (1st Place), Dan Patterson (2nd Place), and Joshua Bixby (3rd Place) were recognized for their outstanding participation and winning the GeoNet Contest as part of Esri’s Award announcements.

Congratulations and thank you for your incredible contributions!  

Start your journey to becoming a most valuable participant in GeoNet:  Help out a fellow Esri user and learn how to find and reply to unanswered questions or share your Esri platform knowledge and experience.   

For more tips on how to get started, visit the GeoNet Resource Hub.   

See our other UC 2019 highlights: 

Highlight #1: The Expo Experience at Esri UC 2019 

Highlight #2: Maps and Their Makers at UC 2019 

Highlight #3: Plenary Focuses on Our Community, Our World 

Highlight #4: GeoNet Community Unites, Shares Stories 

Highlight #5: Stats from UC 2019, Map Gallery and GeoNet Award Winners