ArcGIS Pro: Essential Workflows

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What is this course about?

This course introduces techniques and general best practices to map, manage, analyse, and share data and other GIS resources. Hands-on exercises will give you the experience needed to efficiently work with ArcGIS Pro.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Framework

Professional Engineers (PE) attending this course will be qualified for 15 PDUs by PEB.

This course is for: Data Editors, GIS Analysts, GIS Database Designers, Map Designers and GIS Desktop Application Developers.

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Course details






3 days




Foundational Desktop Skills

Are there any prerequisites?

What skills will I learn?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Organise, create, and edit geographic data

  • Manage, symbolise, and label map layers

  • Analyse GIS data and solve spatial problems

  • Share maps and analysis results

What can I expect?

  • Course topics

    Getting started with ArcGIS Pro

    • ArcGIS Pro features
    • Licensing ArcGIS Pro
    • Template options for starting ArcGIS Pro
    • Project structure
    • ArcGIS Pro interface

    Working with GIS data

    • Data storage models
    • Spatial data properties
    • Locating key data properties
    • Getting data into a geodatabase
    • Use ArcGIS Pro without a template
    • Create a file geodatabase
    • Transfer data between geodatabases
    • Import a shapefile into a geodatabase feature class
    • Import multiple feature classes into a geodatabase
    • Convert tabular data
    • Convert online data

    Coordinate systems

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

    Symbolising layers

    • Attribute types and layer symbology
    • Types of layer symbology
    • Differentiating between layer symbology
    • Classification methods
    • Selecting a symbology option

    Controlling feature display

    • Types of selection queries
    • Selecting features using queries
    • Definition queries
    • Displaying features at different scales
    • Symbol classes

    Adding text to the map

    • Defining characteristics of map labels
    • Using Label classes
    • Geodatabase annotation
    • Choosing standard or feature-linked annotation

    Visualising data in 3D

    • 3D mapping capabilities
    • Local and global scenes
    • Exploring elevation sources
    • Displaying features in 3D

    Create features from tabular data

    • Indirectly storing spatial data
    • Evaluate tabular data
    • Displaying x,y coordinates in a map

    Associating tabular data

    • Tables relationships
    • Common table management items
    • Table Cardinality
    • Joins and relates
    • Exploring joins and relates
    • Choosing joins or relates

    Editing features and attributes

    • Editing features
    • ArcGIS Pro editing environment
    • Feature modification tools

    Spatial analysis

    • Spatial analysis workflow
    • Types of analysis
    • Geoprocessing tools
    • Exploring the analysis environment

    Analysis using ModelBuilder

    • Automating your analysis
    • Why use ModelBuilder
    • Exploring model elements

    Map layouts

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

    Sharing with ArcGIS Pro

    • Sharing methods
    • Sharing roles and permissions

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