ArcGIS Pro: Essential Workflows

Strictly by pre-registration only

What is this course about?

Extend your foundational GIS knowledge, get comfortable with the ArcGIS Pro application, and explore some of the most common GIS workflows. This course introduces techniques and general best practices to map, manage, analyze, and share data and other GIS resources. Hands-on exercises will give you the experience needed to efficiently work with ArcGIS Pro.

Course details




3 days




Foundation Course

CPD points


Esri will provide the following software to use during class:

  • ArcGIS Pro 2.8 (Basic, Standard or Advanced)
  • ArcGIS Online

Are there any prerequisites?

Completion of Introduction to GIS Using ArcGIS or equivalent knowledge is required

What skills will I learn?

  • Organize, create, and edit geographic data.
  • Manage, symbolize, and label map layers.
  • Analyze and model GIS data to solve spatial problems.
  • Share maps and analysis results.

What can I expect?

  • Course Outline

    Getting started with ArcGIS Pro

    • ArcGIS Pro features
    • Licensing ArcGIS Pro
    • ArcGIS Pro interface
    • Use map navigation and data exploration tools

    Working with GIS data

    • Data storage models
    • Spatial data properties
    • Connect to data sources in ArcGIS Pro
    • Getting data into a geodatabase
    • Populate a geodatabase with data

    Coordinate systems

    • Differentiate between coordinate system types
    • Geographic transformations
    • Importance of projected data
    • Projecting data
    • Change coordinate systems

    Symbolizing layers

    • Types of layer symbology
    • Differentiating between layer symbology
    • Classification methods
    • Selecting a symbology option
    • Symbolize layers using different methods

    Controlling feature display

    • Types of selection queries
    • Use queries to select features
    • Definition queries
    • Displaying features at different scales
    • Control the visibility of features

    Adding text to a map

    • Defining characteristics of map labels
    • Add and modify labels
    • Using label classes
    • Create label classes
    • Geodatabase annotation
    • Create and modify geodatabase annotation

    Visualizing data in 3D

    • 3D mapping capabilities
    • Local and global scenes
    • Exploring elevation sources
    • Create a local scene
    • Displaying features in 3D
    • Extrude features

    Create features from tabular data

    • Indirectly storing spatial data
    • Evaluate tabular data
    • Displaying x,y coordinates in a map
    • Create point features from x,y coordinates

    Associating tabular data

    • Table relationships
    • Prepare tabular data
    • Table cardinality
    • Joins and relates
    • Create table associations

    Editing features and attributes

    • Editing features
    • ArcGIS Pro editing environment
    • Create features by digitizing
    • Feature modification tools
    • Modify existing features

    Spatial analysis

    • Spatial analysis workflow
    • Types of analysis
    • Geoprocessing tools
    • Exploring the analysis environment
    • Answer questions using analysis tools

    Analysis using ModelBuilder

    • Automating your analysis
    • Why use ModelBuilder?
    • Exploring model elements
    • Automate an analysis workflow with ModelBuilder

    Map layouts

    • What is a map layout?
    • Map objectives
    • Explore a map layout
    • Create a map layout

    Sharing with ArcGIS Pro

    • Sharing methods
    • Sharing roles and permissions
    • Share analysis results