ArcGIS Pro: Essential Workflows

Strictly by pre-registration only

What is this course about?

Prepare to be productive with ArcGIS Pro.

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 (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?

  • 1. Getting started with ArcGIS Pro
    • ArcGIS Pro features
    • Licensing ArcGIS Pro
    • Template options for creating an ArcGIS Pro project
    • Project structure 
    • ArcGIS Pro interface
    • Exercise 1: Use map navigation and data exploration tools
  • 2. Working with GIS data
    • Data storage models
    • Spatial data properties
    • Locating key data properties
    • Exercise 2A: Connect to data sources in ArcGIS Pro
    • Getting data into a geodatabase
    • Exercise 2B: Populate a geodatabase with data
  • 3. Coordinate systems
    • Differentiate between coordinate system types
    • Geographic transformations
    • Importance of projected data
    • Projecting data
    • Exercise 3: Change coordinate systems
  • 4. Symbolizing layers
    • Attribute types and layer symbology
    • Types of layer symbology
    • Differentiating between layer symbology
    • Classification methods
    • Selecting a symbology option
    • Exercise 4: Symbolize layers using different methods
  • 5. Controlling feature display
    • Types of selection queries
    • Selecting features using queries
    • Exercise 5A: Use queries to select features
    • Definition queries
    • Displaying features at different scales
    • Symbol classes
    • Exercise 5B: Control the visibility of features
  • 6. Adding text to a map
    • Defining characteristics of map labels
    • Exercise 6A: Add and modify labels
    • Using label classes
    • Exercise 6B: Create label classes
    • Geodatabase annotation
    • Choosing standard or feature-linked annotation
    • Exercise 6C: Create and modify geodatabase annotation
  • 7. Visualizing data in 3D
    • 3D mapping capabilities
    • Local and global scenes
    • Exploring elevation sources
    • Exercise 7A: Create a local scene
    • Displaying features in 3D
    • Exercise 7B: Extrude features
  • 8. Create features from tabular data
    • Indirectly storing spatial data
    • Evaluate tabular data
    • Displaying x,y coordinates in a map
    • Exercise 8: Create point features from x,y coordinates
  • 9. Associating tabular data
    • Table relationships
    • Common table management items
    • Exercise 9A: Prepare tabular data
    • Table cardinality
    • Joins and relates
    • Exploring joins and relates
    • Choosing joins or relates
    • Exercise 9B: Create table associations
  • 10. Editing features and attributes
    • Editing features
    • ArcGIS Pro editing environment
    • Exercise 10A: Create features by digitizing
    • Feature modification tools
    • Exercise 10B: Modify existing features
  • 11. Spatial analysis
    • Spatial analysis workflow
    • Types of analysis
    • Geoprocessing tools
    • Exploring the analysis environment
    • Exercise 11: Answer questions using analysis tools
  • 12. Analysis using ModelBuilder
    • Automating your analysis
    • Why use ModelBuilder?
    • Exploring model elements
    • Exercise 12: Automate an analysis workflow with ModelBuilder
  • 13. Map layouts
    • What is a map layout?
    • Map objectives
    • Explore a map layout
    • Creating a map layout
    • Exercise 13: Create a map layout for analysis results
  • 14. Sharing with ArcGIS Pro
    • Sharing methods
    • Sharing roles and permissions
    • Exercise 14: Share analysis results