Getting Started with ArcGIS Pro

Strictly by pre-registration only

What is this course about?

Esri’s next-gen 64-bit desktop GIS product is ArcGIS Pro. Technologically ahead of everything else on the market, ArcGIS Pro provides professional 2D and 3D mapping in an intuitive user interface. You can think of ArcGIS Pro as a big step forward—one that advances visualisation, analytics, image processing, data management, and integration. After you create projects, maps, layers, tools, and more, ArcGIS Pro has several options for sharing your work with others.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Framework

Professional Engineers (PE) attending this course will be qualified for 5 PDUs by PEB.

This course is for: New ArcGIS Pro users.

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Course details






1 day




Foundational Desktop Skills

Are there any prerequisites?

Experience with Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing is required

What skills will I learn?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • The basics of GIS and coordinate systems
  • Creating projects and understanding the project folder structure
  • Visualise 2D and 3D data within the same interface
  • Editing geographic data in 2D and 3D environments
  • Analyse data in both 2D and 3D scenarios

What can I expect?

  • Course topics

    GIS basics

    • Definition of GIS
    • GIS data models
    • The geographic approach
    • Ways to apply GIS

    Importance of coordinate systems

    • Definition of location
    • Types of coordinate systems
    • Spatial Properties and distortion

    Create a map

    • Start a project
    • Add data to the map
    • Navigate the map
    • Create bookmarks

    Visualise and editing

    • Symbolising map layers
    • Edit features
    • Edit attribute data


    • Geoprocessing tools
    • Create and calculate analysis layer

    Explore 3D data

    • Add and explore raster data
    • Converting map to scene
    • Add elevation surface
    • Displaying layers in 3D
    • Extruding features

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