If you can think it, you can build it. Use Esri's ArcGIS platform APIs and SDKs and bring your world into view.
We are asking you to use ArcGIS platform tools to build a solution in GIS that solves a problem for the constituents in your chosen category: an app, a service, a utility, a website, etc. that targets enterprise users, civic constituents, or consumers.
It’s not just about building fancy desktop or mobile apps, it’s about showing how to use our platform in a simple, clear way to solve a real-world problem. You want your app to sell the platform! Ultimately, we would like to use the app you create as showcase/model apps on Esri Labs, the developers website, and Example Apps.
January 25-26, 2018
Online (Skype video conference, remote teams can submit with repo + video)
Participants should come with the following:
- Desire to participate on a development team solving a problem in GIS.
- Manager's approval to participate.
- Required software tools to be effective in your role on your team.
- Review, understand, and agree to the Official Rules.
Not every team member has to be a programmer. Teams can benefit from data preparation, design, project management and organization, testing, and research.
Apps will be judged in one of three categories:
Teams will consist of 2-6 members.
The event is open to anyone within Esri with manager's approval, including Esri Int'l Distributors, who meet the prerequisites.
Come prepared with the hardware and software you require in your team's role.
We will be giving out prizes to the best project submissions based on the judging criteria.
- Overall winner
- First prize each of the 3 categories (Enterprise, Consumer, Civic)
- Second prize in each of the 3 categories (Enterprise, Consumer, Civic)
Hack the Map engraved trophy for overall winning team (bragging rights).
Esri swag for winners and runners up in each category.
Live stream on Skype during the event.
The Trophy is awarded to the overall winner - the team that delivers the best app overall, awarded to the highest overall score.
Esri swag bag (3)
Awarded to the first place team in each of 3 categories. Swag bag includes: Esri tote bag, Esri hard-cover notebook, Esri t-shirt.
Esri Swag Bag (2nd place) (3)
Esri swag bag including: tote bag, hard-cover notebook, t-shirt
The event is open to anyone within Esri (with manager's approval), including Esri Int'l Distributors, who meets the prerequisites.
Participants must be able to appear in-person at Esri headquarters or via Skype/Lync over Esri's VPN.
Participants can form teams of up to 6 individuals.
Teams must declare participation by the Team entry deadline.
Submissions will be judged on content developed during the hackathon submission period only. Any component developed before the hackathon submission period is not eligible for judging.
All teams must declare their participation by the Team entry deadline by completing the team entry form.
All code must be submitted to a public Github repository and available for the judges and event organizers to access.
The submitted solution must build and run in a standalone app on a PC or Mac computer or in a simulator running on a PC or Mac computer.
All projects submitted must use the ArcGIS platform APIs in some way. Projects submitted that do not use ArcGIS developer technology are not eligible for judging and prizes.
All submissions must use only publically released APIs, SDKs, software and services. Since the submissions are made to public github repositories, and our ultimate goal is to show your project off on a public facing website, we cannot accept submissions that use beta or internally available non-public components.
All submitting teams must be able to perform a 5-minute presentation of their solution. Teams may present in-person, via videoconference, or by submitting a video of their presentation. When presenting in-person at least one team representative must be on site during the presentation period at the specific time requested. When presenting via video conference at least one team representative must be online during the presentation period at the specific time requested. When submitting a video the video must be submitted with the project by the submission deadline.
All submissions must include: title, elevator pitch (short description), technology used, link to public github repository, all contributing team members, project description, 3 screenshots. Video, additional screenshots, project thumbnail are optional.
If any additional hardware is used it will not be considered in the judging. If additional hardware is required it is the team's responsibility to make it available to the judges during the judging period.
How to enter
In order to enter the hackathon teams must complete the following:
- Please review and agree to the Official Rules.
- Participants must meet the prerequisites.
- The team entry must meet the eligibility requirements.
- Create your account (or login) on Devpost.
- Declare participation by the Team entry deadline of Thursday, January 25, at 12:00 PM GMT for teams participating from Europe, or 12:00 PM PT for teams participating from the US. To do this, post a new project on Devpost, then submit that project to the Hack the Map 2 hackathon.
- For final project submission, complete the project, update your team entry form on Devpost, and prepare your presentation. The completed entry must be submitted by the submission deadline of Friday, January 26, at 2:00 PM GMT for teams participating from Europe, or 2:00 PM PT for teams participating from the US.
chief technology officer (CTO) of Professional Services
Director of Research and Development of Esri
UX/UI design team lead Software Products
Chief Scientist, Esri + GIS/oceans professor at OSU
Applies to category – Civic, Consumer, Enterprise
Real world applicability and usefulness;
User experience and design
Submission quality - how well the project adheres to the submission guidelines
Project quality - based on clear architecture and code organization of the solution
Project completeness – how much of the proposed solution was built and how much worked
Quality of presentation - how well the product is represented, how well the presentation follows the presentation guidelines
Application of ArcGIS technology and utilization of ArcGIS APIs and SDKs