The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on how we live, work, and play.

It’s also spurred organisations to use technology to create innovative approaches towards helping communities be more resilient in the face of the pandemic and other real-world challenges.

In support of their efforts, Esri Indonesia has launched the first Geo-Innovation Challenge – a competition to explore and promote the ground-breaking geospatial solutions that will help key local industries adapt and embrace “the new normal”.

If you’ve innovatively used GIS – across activities in the following industries – then we want to hear from you!



Agriculture, Plantation, and Forestry



You stand to win:

  • An opportunity to present your winning project to Indonesia’s growing geospatial community

  • Media coverage

  • A trophy

  • An ArcGIS for Personal Use Licence

  • Winner's certificate

  • Esri Indonesia official merchandise

Submission categories

What you need to prepare

  • Both the Geo-Innovation Award and Spatial Forward Thinkers categories require a report/paper describing your project/prototype

  • A map poster is also required to be submitted for the Geo-Innovation Award category

  • Your report/paper submission must address the following areas:
    1. Title
    2. Introduction
    3. Project goals
    4. Esri solution implemented to achieve project goals and overcome challenges
    5. Results achieved, outcomes and benefits gained from attaining the project goals

Please ensure that your submission adheres to the following guidelines:

Word limit 600
Font Arial
Font size 12
Document format Esri Storymap (submissions using Esri Storymap is highly recommended and may receive bonus points) or MS Word
Images Minimum of three highly relevant high-resolution images
Image size and specs 300 dpi
Language English or Bahasa Indonesia
References List relevant sources
Software used in study Organisers will accept submissions based on projects using Esri software solutions
Map poster* A high-resolution digital map image file map with a map title/short project description added

* For submissions for the Geo-Innovation Award category only

Note: We recommend using non-confidential data or blurring any sensitive information in your project

ArcGIS promotion

In support of those keen to participate but without access to the required Esri software solutions, we have a special promotion on our ArcGIS tools!

Get the ArcGIS Personal Use License at IDR 299,000 (excl. VAT; usual price IDR 549,000) and ArcGIS Online Credit Block at IDR 1,600,000 (excl. VAT; usual price IDR 2,333,000).

Simply use the following promo code upon checkout: ESRIGEOINNOVATION2020

This promotion will end on 31 January 2021.

View the Geo-Innovation Challenge terms and conditions.

Key dates

  • Submission deadline: 31 January 2021
  • Finalist and winner announcement of finalists: TBA

Share your innovative idea now – pick a category you’re interested in and submit your project before 31 January 2021!

Geo-Innovation Award Category Spatial Forward Thinker Category

For additional resources, please visit our virtual media room for press releases, profiles, and more.