ArcGIS Pro quick-start tutorials

The ArcGIS Pro quick-start tutorials introduce you to many aspects of ArcGIS Pro. They cover basic operations, such as adding data and navigating in 3D, as well as complete workflows, such as authoring maps, sharing maps to ArcGIS Online, and building geoprocessing models.

Build skills through realistic workflows

The tutorials range from 15 to 60 minutes. Most include a short preview video. Here are some of the things you'll do as you learn ArcGIS Pro:

Collage of tutorial images
Top: Share a web map of hiking trails. Lower left: Make a heat map of urban population density. Lower right: Visualize potential flooding in 3D.

ArcGIS Pro software is required for the tutorials. If you don't have ArcGIS Pro, you can sign up for an ArcGIS Pro free trial.

Each tutorial can be done independently—you can choose the ones that interest you. If you're a new GIS user, it's a good idea to start with the tutorials in the Learn the basics section.

Access the quick-start tutorials

Most of the tutorials use project packages that are hosted on ArcGIS Online and opened from ArcGIS Pro. Some use compressed files (.zip files) that you download to your computer. Each tutorial explains how to find and open the data you need.

To open the tutorial project packages, you need an active portal connection to ArcGIS Online. It is likely that you have this active portal connection by default. If you don't, follow these links to add a portal connection to ArcGIS Online and make it the active portal.

If you use ArcGIS Pro in a disconnected or restricted environment and cannot connect to ArcGIS Online, you can download the tutorial data from the links below when circumstances permit. When you start the tutorial, browse to the project package on your computer instead of searching for it on ArcGIS Online.


In some tutorials, you add web layers from ArcGIS Online. Equivalent downloadable data is provided if you can't connect to ArcGIS Online (for example, if your only available portal connection is to ArcGIS Enterprise).

Troubleshoot problems

This section contains help for problems you may encounter accessing or using quick-start tutorial data. If these suggestions do not resolve your problem, you can post a question in the ArcGIS Pro section of GeoNet, the Esri community. If you find an error in the tutorial documentation, you can report it with the Feedback on this topic link at the bottom of the tutorial web help page.

No search results are returned

If no results are returned when you search for a tutorial project package, confirm the following points:

  • You are searching in the Open Project browser.
    • You cannot find project packages by searching in the Catalog pane, catalog view, or Add Data browser.
  • You entered your search term in the search box at the top of the browser, not in the Name box at the bottom.
    • You included the word tutorial in your search term.
  • The Content button is selected, not the Groups button.
  • The ArcGIS Online content collection is selected under Portal.

Open Project dialog box


If ArcGIS Enterprise appears under Portal, see the link in the previous section to add an ArcGIS Online portal connection.

Tutorial project can't be reopened in its original state

When you open a project package, its contents are stored in the following default location: C:\Users\<user>\Documents\ArcGIS\Packages\<project folder>. As you work on the tutorial, any changes that you make to the project are saved to this location. You cannot overwrite these saved changes to the project by opening the project package again.

To return a tutorial project to its starting state, first use Windows Explorer to delete the project folder from the location specified above. (You can also move the project folder to a different location.) The name of the project folder is the tutorial name followed by an alphanumeric string—for example, Make_a_layout_a8f8f2. You may need to exit ArcGIS Pro before you can delete the project folder.

Next, open the project package again from ArcGIS Online. The tutorial project will be in its starting state.


Alternatively, you can change your unpacking options and choose (or be prompted to choose) a different location in which to store the project package contents. As long as you choose a location that does not already contain a project folder from the same package, the project will open in its original state.

Go beyond the quick-start tutorials

You can find more tutorials in the ArcGIS Pro help system, including the following:

The Learn ArcGIS site is a collection of guided lessons that use ArcGIS software in real-world situations.

Esri Academy has a variety of learning resources, including instructor-led courses, web courses, training seminars, and videos.