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Map of the southeastern coastline of the United States indicating spots of ocean warming along the Blake Plateau

Eligibility and requirements

Virtual Map Gallery entries must be created in Esri software.

Each submission must include the following:

  • Title of map
  • URL (digital maps and apps only; must be publicly accessible)
  • Author name(s)
  • Primary contact information
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Organization name
  • Esri products used (license level and extensions)
  • A brief description of the map (20 words maximum)
  • A high-resolution digital map image file
  • 1 thumbnail image of your map—either full width or close-up (to show map or app detail)

Please review the list of topics to ensure that your map is placed in the correct category.

All maps will be reviewed. Accepted entries will be displayed at the forum and in the permanent online gallery.

All submissions must be noncommercial. At no time is it permissible to advertise or promote a product, service, or company.

Map topics


This year, we are specifically interested in maps that

  • Identify impacts from climate change.
  • Apply machine learning models.
  • Demonstrate climate action, resilience, and adaption at work.
  • Support conservation and sustainable use of marine resources.
  • Illustrate sustainable coastal cities and communities.

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