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.
ArcGIS Pro organizes your GIS work into projects. A project can contain maps, scenes, layouts, reports, charts, and other representations of spatial and nonspatial data. A project also contains connections to data resources such as system folders, databases, toolboxes, servers, styles, and your active portal.
- Create a project from an ArcGIS Pro default template or from a custom template created by you or shared by colleagues.
- Add data to your project from a local or network drive, your active portal, or another connection.
- Add web maps and web scenes or import maps from ArcMap.
- Configure ArcGIS Pro by setting project and application options and customizing the ribbon.
Map and visualize your data
You can map your data in 2D and 3D with ArcGIS Pro.
- Maps display 2D data, and scenes are 3D. Learn more about using scenes in ArcGIS Pro.
- You can store as many maps as you need in the same project, and you can open multiple maps at once and view them side by side. Link views so when you pan and zoom, the extent of all maps updates simultaneously.
- Move around the map quickly with built-in navigation functions, keyboard and mouse shortcuts, and tools that allow you to explore your data.
- Author maps with labels, symbols, and pop-ups.
- To display your data in a printable or exportable format, you can create layouts in your project.
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 types 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 that you can see them from all perspectives.
- Design the schema of your data to model your world.
- Edit your data to create, update, and maintain geospatial information that is stored and organized in layers.
- You can create features in a layer by drawing them in a map and assigning attributes to define their characteristics.
- Update existing features to reflect their current condition based on newly acquired data or information that comes from the field.
- Add the Data Reviewer extension to perform validation checks on your data.
- For enterprise-level job tracking capabilities, integrate Workflow Manager (Classic) into your organization.
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.
Share your work
Sharing your work is an important part of ArcGIS Pro. You can share everything from complete projects to maps, layers, and other components.
- To collaborate with others, you can create project templates to use as a starting point for new projects, or you can share your projects to ArcGIS Online and your portal.
- Web maps can be reused in ArcGIS Pro and other ArcGIS apps, 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
The start page provides resources to help you learn ArcGIS Pro.
Learning resources include the following:
- Quick-start tutorials focus on essential workflows such as creating projects, symbolizing map layers, and making layouts.
- Discovery paths curate thematically related lessons, stories, articles, and videos.
- What's New summarizes functionality added at the latest product release.
- More Tutorials include guided lessons that offer solutions to a diverse assortment of real-world problems.
- ArcGIS Blog includes timely product announcements, how-to articles, and technical updates from Esri product engineers.
- Help is your entry point to the ArcGIS Pro product documentation.
- Esri Academy provides self-study and instructor-led courses, training seminars, learning videos, and more.
- Esri Community is the site where you connect with other users, ask questions, share ideas, and collaborate to solve problems.
- Resources collected under the Coming from ArcMap heading help you make the transition to ArcGIS Pro.