Share your work as a Map

Share your GIS successes in the Map Gallery with your peers, who will appreciate the story it tells and the inspiration it creates in their own GIS work.

Online abstract submission is now closed !

Making maps has never been more exciting! Just look what we can do with maps now as technologies have naturally merged with the ancient discipline of cartography. It’s a new mapping age. This is your time to shine!

We invite you to share examples of your work. Together we’ll build an exciting and vibrant display of the very best in current cartography. This exhibit will allow you to demonstrate your work to other conference attendees, and act as a barometer for the current state of mapping.


  • E-Governance / Municipal
  • Smart Cities / Urban / Infrastructure
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Disaster / Emergency Management
  • Agriculture, Forestry & Environment
  • National Security
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • New Technology Developments  (GIS & Remote Sensing, Mobile)
  • Banking, Financial Services and Insurance
  • Retail / Manufacturing / Supply Chain / Distribution
Poster selection process
Esri India User Conference

Abstract Submission and Selection

- Nomination & abstract submission
- Abstract selection by Esri India  
Poster Development

- Poster development by the selected abstract authors
- Final poster submission & selection for display
Poster Display

- Display of poster in Map Gallery during UC
- Selection of top posters by jury

Dates to remember

  • Abstract Submission : September 30, 2017
  • Abstract Acceptance : October 15, 2017
  • Poster Submission : November 15, 2017
  • Poster Acceptance : December 1, 2017

Submission Guidelines

  • The abstract submitted should not exceed 350 words. The following details should be included:
    • Author/Presenter Name(s)
    • Poster Title (70 characters or less)
    • Topic Category
    • Company Name
    • Complete Address, Phone, and Fax information
    • Brief Presenter Biography (200 characters or less)
  • The abstract should summarize and indicate the key research / points that will be further presented. Be sure to answer these questions:
    • What problem did you solve with GIS? What advantage did GIS give you?
    • What types of geospatial analysis did you use? Explain how and why?
    • What are your findings or results?
    • How can this project be useful for the audience?
  • The submitted abstract should be an original work on Esri technology, one which has not been published before.
  • Abstract should be based on any one of the topics mentioned in the list of user session themes.
  • Upon evaluation of abstracts, selected authors will be invited to display their poster in Map gallery during the Esri India User Conference.
  • The registration of the first author of the selected paper is complimentary.

All submitted papers shall be evaluated for quality, originality and relevance by the poster committee. The acceptance of the papers will be based on the review results.

Evaluation guidelines

All printed wall maps must be legible at the normal viewing distance for the Map Gallery, which is approximately three to six feet (one to two meters).

  • Originality of subject(s) or approach to solution
  • General presentation quality
  • Elegant and professional presentation and design (i.e. an aesthetically pleasant combination of art and science)
  • Clear and appropriate map boundary (Indian boundary to be represented as per Survey of India) and title
  • Content that's relevant to its title (addresses the subject, logical classifications, proper level of detail)
  • GIS mapping subject or theme being well communicated
  • Appropriateness for the selected entry category
  • Important and engaging subject or topic of scientific and practical value
  • Effective use of Esri software (i.e., GIS tools and methods being clearly acknowledged or indicated)
  • Effective layout (logical and efficient arrangement)
  • Wall map symbols and text that are legible at normal viewing distance of approximately three to six feet (one to two meters)
  • Effective use of symbology and color (meaningful, appropriately classified, balanced, distinguishable)
  • Clarity and placement of text (correct labels or explanation of features and classifications)
  • Appropriate use of cartographic elements (legend, scale, north arrows, graticules, projection, index map, etc.)
  • Clear descriptions of analysis method(s) and stated results or conclusions
  • For print media: output quality (appropriate map size, print resolution, stable media)

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Share your work as a Map