About the program

mApp Your Way is an annual application development challenge organised by Esri India for students (UG/PG/Research scholars) associated with the institutions that are users of Geospatial/ArcGIS technology.

Now in its 4th edition, the program aims to not only help students to implement new ideas via meaningful GIS enabled applications but also encourage them to embark their pre start-up journey. With the incubators attached to the program, students will get guidance and mentoring on their ideas, solutions, market needs, building business model and how to form a start-up.

In last three editions, students from prestigious institutions showcased their skills and capabilities by building ground breaking applications on ArcGIS technology. By participating in the challenge, students get to interact and work closely with GIS experts under Esri India’s mentorship program.

The best three innovative and impactful applications have a chance to receive national level recognition in addition to winning attractive prizes.


Registration & Abstract submission deadline - 15th September 2018


Below are the broad themes under which you can develop your application.

Smart Cities
Smart Villages
Campus Management
Homeland Security and Safe Cities
3D GIS Application
Water, Gas, Energy Distribution
Culture and Tourism
Natural Resource Management
Swachh Bharat
Public Healthcare Services e.g. Disease Spread Management
Retail Operations and Performance Management
Disaster Management and Emergency Response Management
Integrated GIS based Command Centre for Large Event Management – eg Kumbh Mela, Sports Activities, Rallies, City Level Festivals, etc
Sustainable Future

We encourage the contestants to create applications that are focused on larger benefit to society and have a business and citizen impact.

Program Design

Idea submission
and selection

- Team nomination & abstract submission
- Abstract selection by Esri India

App development
and screening

- App Development by the selected teams
- App submission & selection for final phase

Final presentation
and judgement

- National level presentation
- Final Judgement


Esri India will award the three best apps
College of the winning teams will get trophies.

Important Dates

15th September, 2018

Last date of submitting abstracts

31 December, 2018

Last date of App submission

January, 2019

Final presentation & judgement

Incubator Partners

Ashoka University IIITB