ArcGIS Pro help

ArcGIS Pro is the essential application for creating and working with spatial data on your desktop. It provides tools to visualize, analyze, compile, and share your data.

Build projects

ArcGIS Pro organizes the resources you use into projects. A project contains maps, layouts, layers, tables, tasks, tools, and connections to servers, databases, folders, and styles. Projects can also incorporate content from your organization's portal or ArcGIS Online.

Map and visualize your data

You can map your data in 2D and 3D with ArcGIS Pro.

Perform analysis and geoprocessing

Geoprocessing provides a suite of tools for performing spatial analysis and managing GIS data in an automated way. Use ArcGIS Pro to analyze your data, manage GIS data, and build tools to automate your work or solve complex problems.

  • When you find the right geoprocessing tool, specify input and output dataset locations, adjust additional parameters that affect the process, and run the tool.
  • ArcGIS Pro has many built-in tools, and you can create custom tools.
  • Use ModelBuilder to create a diagram or model of your spatial analysis or data management process.
  • Automate your analysis, data conversion, data management, and mapping work by writing scripts with Python and the ArcPy site package.
  • Add extension products to get additional analytical capabilities, including network, spatial, and geostatistical functions.

Manage and edit your data

With ArcGIS Pro, you can create and edit many kinds of features, including cities, buildings, roads, forests, rivers, mountains, and any other spatial phenomena, and integrate data from many sources into your project. You can visualize the layers you are editing in 2D and 3D so you can see them from all perspectives.

Use tasks to streamline your work

Through tasks, a GIS administrator can develop a series of steps that users can follow to ensure that work is executed based on standards in your organization. A task is a set of preconfigured steps that guide you and others through a workflow or business process.

  • Build tasks to perform any function in ArcGIS Pro.
  • Task steps can be executed manually—such as a checklist—or automatically. You can make steps required or optional.
  • Recording your actions is an easy way to author a set of steps in a task.

Share your work

Sharing your work is an important part of ArcGIS Pro. You can share everything from whole projects to maps, layers, and other components.

  • To collaborate with others, you can build project templates for others to use as a starting point, or share your project files and items within it to ArcGIS Online and your portal.
  • Web maps can be reused within ArcGIS Pro, as well as across the ArcGIS platform, including in browsers and mobile devices.
  • Sharing by packaging creates a compressed file containing GIS data. Packaging is how you share complete projects or layers with others.
  • Before you share your content, ArcGIS Pro can analyze your work to check for errors, issues, or recommendations for performance improvements. If ArcGIS Pro finds anything, you'll get a notification with a link to a help topic containing information on how to fix the issue.
  • After you've created a map or layout, you may want to share it as a file or print it. You can export to several industry-standard file formats.

Access learning resources

Resources to help you learn ArcGIS Pro and keep up with new developments are available directly from the start page.

Resources on the ArcGIS Pro start page

  • What's New summarizes functionality added at the latest product release.
  • Quick-start tutorials focus on essential workflows, such as authoring maps, making layouts, and sharing maps to the web.
  • Learn ArcGIS lessons offer guided solutions to a diverse assortment of real-world problems.
  • Esri Academy provides self-study and instructor-led courses, training seminars, learning videos, and more.
  • GeoNet is the site where the Esri community connects, collaborates, shares ideas, and finds solutions.
  • Blogs include timely product announcements, how-to articles, and technical updates from Esri product engineers.
  • Help is your entry point to the ArcGIS Pro documentation.

If you're migrating from ArcMap, the Coming from ArcMap resources are of special interest.

If you want to explore an area of practice, Discovery Paths present thematically related lessons, stories, articles, and videos.