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Hack with Esri's Mapping Software, Win $5k Prize!

Best use of Esri ArcGIS mapping technology wins $5,000 prize ($2500 cash, plus $2500 ArcGIS Online subscription). We welcome apps of all types but we’re encouraging hackers who care about making an impact on their local community to make a civic hack using Esri mapping technology.

Get Started with Esri:

Sign-up for a free developer subscription at https://developers.arcgis.com and input voucher DISRUPTNY17 for 1000 credits.

Esri ArcGIS Developer Subscriptions provide you access to ready-to-use content and capabilities including points of interest and demographic data, routing, spatial analysis, offline support, visualization, geocoding, imagery, and more.
What is Esri’s ArcGIS Platform? ArcGIS is the Location Platform for Apps. Quickly geo-enable your apps using Esri's online services, APIs and SDKs. Develop with the API or SDK of your choice and deploy across any device.

Resources:
• Documentation: https://developers.arcgis.com/documentation. Here you will find API/SDK documentation, conceptual help, and lots of sample code.
• GitHub & Esri: https://github.com/Esri. Find hundreds of open source repositories you can leverage with Esri’s ArcGIS mapping platform on GitHub.
• Data: https://doc.arcgis.com/en/living-atlas. Access authoritative ready-to-use data on thousands of topics. Combine this information with your own work to create new maps and apps. Data themes available include Imagery, Basemaps, Historical Maps, Demographics & Lifestyle, Landscape & Weather, Earth Observations, Urban Systems, Transportation, Boundaries & Places and more.

Where do I find Esri at Disrupt? How do I contact you?
Stop by Esri’s table during the event to learn more. We will have full stack developers’ onsite to support your hacks into the wee hours of the night! Reach us at, startups@esri.com or @EsriStartups.

What’s a Civic Hack?
Simply make communities better for everyone by using an app that leverages Esri technology. This can be done by building an app to improve the processes or systems of local government with new tools or approaches. Our friends at PubNub will also be sponsoring with a focus on civic hacks and a $5k prize, http://bit.ly/pubnubtcnyc17, encouraging the use of partner BLOCKS, like Esri’s GeoEnrichment or Geocoding BLOCKS. Apps can pair content from Esri to access global demographic, spending, lifestyle, and business data with our developer tools to improve public health, understand crime, increase access to transportation initiatives and more.

Here are a few ideas we’ve been thinking about:

Flu Shot Finder
Problem: Finding the nearest flu shot provider can be difficult. Flu shots are an important precaution to promote a healthy community. Provider locations should be accessible and easily discoverable yet there are limited centralized or third-party resources for this information. You can help by leveraging Esri to curate a database of locations and expose them through a user-friendly dashboard.
Resources:
Data:
https://opendata.arcgis.com/datasets?q=flu%20shot
https://livingatlas.arcgis.com/en/#s=0&q=health&md=urban:1111111_earth-observation:1_landscape:11111111111_demographics:111111
Tools:
Esri Runtime SDKs: https://developers.arcgis.com/arcgis-runtime/ ArcGIS Online
Inspiration: www.healthmap.org/en/

Crime Data
Problem: The increase in available and accessible crime data can yield more efficient crime-prevention programs and safer communities. Promote safety by using this data to assist crime-prevention actions with an app. This app could help allocate patrol resources, avoid navigation through high-crime areas, or select and monitor capital investments such as streetlights.
Resources:
Data: https://livingatlas.arcgis.com/en/#s=0&q=crime
Tools:
Esri GeoEnrichment BLOCK: http://bit.ly/2qTKvM2
Esri JS API: https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript
ArcGIS Online: http://www.arcgis.com
Inspiration:
http://coolmaps.esri.com/#4 / http://coolmaps.esri.com/#14

Air Quality Assessments
Problem: Increased environmental consciousness has created demand for air quality monitoring systems. At the same time, decreased sensor costs and improved reporting technology have made these systems viable. Create an app that could help monitor, disseminate, assess, or act on current air quality conditions.
Resources:
Data: https://opendata.arcgis.com/datasets?q=air%20quality, https://livingatlas.arcgis.com, www.epa.gov/outdoor-air-quality-data
Tools:
Esri JS API: https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript
ArcGIS Online: www.arcgis.com

311
Problem: Modern technology allows citizens to easily connect with government initiatives. These initiatives can range from pothole repair to graffiti removal. Create an app that helps citizens further engage with initiatives or that helps governments manage this engagement.
PubNub’s thinking something similar about graffiti, check it out: http://bit.ly/pubnubtcnyc17! You could follow this workflow and, in addition to notifying officials, push the locations to a real-time geospatial dashboard.
Resources:
Data: https://opendata.arcgis.com/datasets?q=311, http://geohub.lacity.org
Tools:
Esri GeoEnrichment BLOCK: http://bit.ly/2qTKvM2
Esri JS API: https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript
ArcGIS Online: www.arcgis.com
Inspiration:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J5y8sJ9aKI&index=1&list=PLaPDDLTCmy4bhBCELU7lRS7fNF8KHneA_, www.esri.com/news/arcuser/0111/citysourced.html

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